EDSAC Peripherals Update

Peter Bennett

Here at Embecosm HQ we’ve been busy finalising the design for all of our peripherals for the FPGA implementation, and re-imagining of the original EDSAC ready for Chip Hack. In this blog post, we’ll take you through what we’ve been[…]

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Security-enhancing compilers (video)

Security-enhancing compilers (video)

Graham Markall

SECURE — Security Enhancing Compilation for use in Real Environments — is a 1-year project that is funded by Innovate UK to develop robust, production-ready implementations of security-enhancing compiler techniques. These implementations are being developed in open-source compilers, GCC and LLVM, to enable widespread access the tools for developing secure software.

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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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