My Summer Project: Timing the Pendulum

Mitchell

I’m Mitchell and I spent two weeks on work experience with Embecosm. Before I came I had limited experience with electronics and next to no experience with programming, however, over the two weeks I’ve spent here my knowledge has vastly[…]

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Big Day In

Judith Jones

Saturday’s Big Day In is an event I have been looking forward to for months. Big Day In is produced by Michelle Rebello of local autism support group, Aspergers Adventures – Minecraft and Meltdowns, as a free autism-friendly Saturday afternoon[…]

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Non 8-bit char support in Clang and LLVM

Ed Jones

Recently I spoke at FOSDEM on support for non 8-bit characters in LLVM. This is something I have been working on as part of bringing up a backend for a new DSP architecture. This architecture is completely 16-bit word addressed,[…]

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HackSoton 2017

Judith Jones

Sitting alongside Embecosm’s successful consultancy business is also a responsibility to give something back; in business parlance our corporate social responsibility, or CSR for short. Embecosm’s CSR takes the form of supporting both technical and local community events. So we[…]

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EuroLLVM 2017

Jeremy Bennett

I’ve spent the last two days at EuroLLVM in Saarbrücken. 260 engineers from 40 companies and including 70 students, talking compilers. There were over 40 talks, plus posters and a student competition in the program.  This post takes a look[…]

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Security Enhanced Compilers

Jeremy Bennett

Security of networked computers has been important for a long time, particularly for large facilities. However it is becoming increasingly important as powerful computing engines are incorporated into the most mundane of everyday objects. The original Carnegie-Mellon University CERT Co-ordination[…]

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FOSDEM 2017 Summary

Simon Cook

Last weekend was the seventeenth edition of one of the largest and most important events on the Open Source calendar, which of course is FOSDEM. As usual the event was bustling with people discussing the various open source projects they use and contribute to. Impressively, the website describes there now being 8000+ people attending each year, which means there’s always a good spectrum of talks.

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Running Numba on PyPy

Graham Markall

Summary Numba can be modified to run on PyPy with a set of small changes. With these changes, 91.5% of Numba tests pass. Execution speed appears to be similar to using Numba on CPython, with a small overhead. Introduction I[…]

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