Montavista f-f-fades away


MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - 11/10/09) - Cavium Networks (NASDAQ:CAVM - News), a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, wireless, storage and video applications, today announced that it is has signed a definitive agreement to acquire MontaVista Software for $50 million, comprised of approximately…

Deterministic multithreading


An interesting paper appearing in ASPLOS proceedings provides a "deterministic" locking method Kendo enforces a deterministic interleaving of lock acquisitions and specially declared non-protected reads through a novel dynamically load-balanced deterministic scheduling algorithm. The algorithm tracks the progress of each thread using performance counters to construct a deterministic logical time…

Wind River purchased by Intel


If anything, Wind River's inability to breakout, despite a once Microsoft-like position of dominance, is a by-product of their failure to meaningfully go "up the stack" and away from their historical focus on the silicon layer as a primary differentiation point. In other words, if Wind River had enabled the…