Monday, October 1, 2007
EETimes: Software stuck at C, No parallel languages for multi-core on horizon
The EETimes article, "Embedded software stuck at C, No parallel languages for multi-core on horizon," discusses a panel at Power Architecture Developer Conference. The panel discusses some of the impediments to multicore programming. David Kleidermacher, chief technology officer of Green Hills Software, is quotes as saying, "Eighty-five percent of all embedded developers use C or C++. Any other language is a non-starter, ... I don't have much hope a new parallel language will get a foothold." This points out the opportunity for coordination languages and for new machine architectures such as Precision Timed Machines (PRET).