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Video from Open for Business 2016

Andrew Back

We are pleased to announce that the video from the Open for Business conference — which ran as part of the Wuthering Bytes technology festival back in September — is now online.

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Researchers are needed!

Elisabeth Oswald

A guest post from Professor Elisabeth Oswald, University of Bristol: The Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol is recruiting for applicants interested in all aspects of leakage aware cryptographic implementations: in particular in the area of utilising[…]

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Pine Cluster Performance

Dan Gorringe

Over the summer of 2016 I created a Pine64 cluster for Embecosm, for use with their work on the TSERO project. To begin with I had a cluster of four boards and I used Linpack to benchmark my original quartet:[…]

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World’s cheapest supercomputer?

Dan Gorringe

First week of work and T Minus 1 week until Hartree HPC summer school with practically no knowledge of software programming, I used the time to learn C by completing Project Euler problems and then converting my serial programs to[…]

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Open for Business 2016 is Next Month

Jeremy Bennett

OpenUK and the BCS Open Source Specialist Group are co-hosts of the annual Open for Business conference.  This festival of open source in the business environment takes place just four weeks from now in Hebden Bridge on Monday 5th September.[…]

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ISC 2016

Craig Blackmore

Recently I attended ISC 2016 in Frankfurt. Here are a few of the talks that grabbed my attention. One of the highlights was the Workshop on Energy-Aware High Performance Computing (EnA-HPC). I particularly enjoyed Dimitrios S. Nikolopoulos’s keynote on exploiting[…]

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Open for Business 2016, Mon 5th Sept

Andrew Back

Following the success of the inaugural event in 2015, the BCS Open Source Specialist Group and Open Source Consortium will for the second year host the Open for Business conference in September, running again as part of the Wuthering Bytes technology festival in Hebden Bridge.

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Recent Updates to SDCC in Release 3.6.0

Philipp Krause

The Small Device C Compiler (SDCC) is a free optimizing standard C compiler targeting various 8-bit architectures. At FOSDEM 2015, I gave talk about SDCC. This guest blog is a quick summary of what has happened since up to the release of SDCC 3.6.0.

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RISC-V Compiler Performance Part 1: Code Size Comparisons

Graham Markall

RISC-V is an open-source Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) that was originally developed for teaching and research in computer architecture. It is rapidly moving towards becoming a standard architecture for industry applications, with Version 2.0 of the user-level ISA finalised, and[…]

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Open Source and Electronic Systems

Jeremy Bennett

In his keynote at last year’s NMI Industry Summit, Keith Williams, VP Intelligent Systems at Altran, identified open source as one of the four key pillars underpinning future growth of the electronic systems industry in the UK and beyond. Let[…]

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