Masaki Gondo, eSOL Co.,Ltd., Japan


A new way to describe hardware for software tools - SHIM


Multicore and manycore system development often gets sidetracked because development tool vendors and runtime systems for these programs are challenged to support the virtually unlimited number of processor configurations. This presentation describes anew industry standard specification that provides an architecture description that benefits software design. Specifically, the Multicore Association has produced a new standard, called SHIM that provides a common software-hardware interface between the multicore processor hardware and the software tools. The overview of key concepts, the XML schema, and open source reference authoring tools are presented.


Masaki is the Software CTO at eSOL, the company that provides ITRON/T-Kernel/ POSIX RTOS, as well as various engineering services. He has more than 18 years of experience in the field of OS architecture and related technologies for use in wide range of embedded system applications including car-infotainment. He has authored/co-authored multiple popular Japanese books and international articles on OS and embedded systems. He has given technical talks conferences in Japan and US. He also acts as: Multicore Association SHIM Working Group chair, visiting research fellow at Advanced Multicore Processor Research Institute at Waseda University, steering committee of T-Engine forum, JEITA microprocessor technical committee, among others.

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