Author: Andrew Back


Compiler Engineers Wanted!

If you are a talented software engineer who is passionate about open source and compilers, we would love to hear from you. Read More

48th HiPEAC Newsletter features article from Dan Gorringe & Jeremy Bennett

The 48th edition of the quarterly HiPEAC Newsletter features an article jointly authored by intern, Dan Gorringe, and Embecosm CEO, Dr Jeremy Bennett. Regular readers of this blog may have followed Dan's adventures in low cost HPC, building and subsequently benchmarking a Beowulf cluster constructed from eminently affordable Pine64 boards. Read More

Video from Open for Business 2016

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. Read More

Open for Business 2016, Mon 5th Sept

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. Read More

Shrimping with #techmums

This Sunday Embecosm in partnership with #techmums, RS Components and Ravensbourne will be hosting a Shrimping workshop in Greenwhich that is purely for mums. We’ve previously run Shrimping workshops with a number of different groups, but… Read More

Video: The GNU Compiler Collection at Manchester Free Software

[youtube=] On Tuesday 18th March Jeremy gave a talk at Manchester Free Software, entitled The GNU Compiler Collection: How to Use, Port and Upstream the World’s Most Widely Used Tool Chain. Just over an hour long, the talk explained… Read More


Energy-efficient computing at FOSDEM 2014

In a little over two weeks FOSDEM will once again be taking place in Brussels, with around 4,000 free and open source software (and hardware!) advocates set to descend upon the city for a weekend of talks, workshops and… Read More

Wuthering Bytes

Shrimping in the Pennines

No, your eyes are not deceiving you and there is a simple explanation to the curious title of this post! The Pennines are a range of hills that have been described as the backbone of England and as this suggests are some distance from the sea. However, in a few weeks time the Pennine town of Hebden Bridge will once again play host to Open Source Hardware Camp (OSHCamp), and Embecosm will be running a ShrimpingIt workshop on the Sunday. Read More