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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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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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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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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Ding Dong LED on High

Jeremy Bennett

Embecosm’s staff got into the Christmas spirit with our entry into the Lymington Christmas Tree Festival. A tree festooned with glittery GNUs and Tuxes, a 3D printed star and 17 small computers

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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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