From Markus Levy

May 2013

The Multicore Association®



  • Update on Multicore Programming Practices Guide
  • Multicore Task Management API Reference
  • Multicore DevCon 2013
  • Multicore Programming Practices Webinar Available for Download
  • Multicore Books: Recommended Reading

Update on Multicore Programming Practices Guide

Based on statistics, there’s a high probability that you are one of the nearly 3500 individuals that has downloaded the Multicore Programming Practices (MPP) guide since we published it in February. We want to know what you think. Would you like to contribute to the next version of this guide? Contact Markus Levy, MCA president if you’re interested in sharing your opinion and information. The MPP guide, collectively written by a wide range of industry experts, outlines how to migrate applications to multicore platforms and shares industry-proven techniques that help reduce development costs.


Multicore Task Management API References

To assist programmers working with our MTAPI specification, we now offer a downloadable reference card.


Multicore Developers Conference 2013

The Multicore Developers Conference is next week, May 21-22, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara. The conference contains a wide variety of multicore-related keynotes and sessions, but here is a list of those that will include some aspect of Multicore Association specifications or guides. Register by May 17 to save $300.

How Operating Systems and Tools Will Face the Many Software Challenges of Manycore

Software RULES the World

Multicore Software Development Practices for Embedded Systems

Using MCA Interfaces to Enable High-Level Programming for Embedded Systems


Multicore Programming Practices Webinar Available for Download

Anytime of the day or night, you can watch the pre-recorded webinar presented by Rob Oshana (Freescale) and Markus Levy (Multicore Association)Understanding Concurrency, Performance Optimizations, and Debugging for Multicore Platforms”.


Multicore Books: Recommended Reading

All Multicore Association members will receive a 20% discount when ordering these books (contact me to obtain the discount code).

Real World Multicore Embedded Systems, B. Moyer

Software Engineering for Embedded Systems, Oshana & Kraeling



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