Open SystemC(TM) Initiative Launches New Web Platform

Improved Web Support, Collaboration, Aids Expanding Design Community



Mar 05, 2002, 00:00 ET from The Open SystemC Initiative

    PARIS, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) today
 announced that it has launched a new Internet platform that enables much more
 comprehensive support for the expanding SystemC user community (see
 www.SystemC.org). The new web site, based on the SourceForge(TM) Enterprise
 Edition 3.0, provides high-powered tools for supporting the large and growing
 user base. It can support forums, bug reporting, surveys, and suggestions from
 users. In addition, it provides a platform for OSCI working groups to develop
 additions to the SystemC language, leveraging first-class collaboration
 capabilities.
     "We chose VA Software to help us build our open source web site based on
 their ability to help us make a giant leap forward in terms of supporting the
 SystemC user base and growing the language to meet the needs of SoC (system-
 on-chip) designers," stated Kevin Kranen, president of OSCI and director of
 strategic programs at Synopsys.
     "The SourceForge platform solves the major challenge of enabling different
 companies working together on the reference implementation to collaboratively
 develop specifications and source code in a common environment. This is
 crucial to the continued enhancement of SystemC to meet the needs of its user
 community," stated Dundar Dumlugol, head of the OSCI Language Working Group
 and vice president of engineering at CoWare.
     The new website infrastructure will go online the first week of March,
 2002 and will be used immediately to power the entire SystemC website.
 Existing SystemC users will need to re-register to enter the user support and
 download areas of the site, and to take advantage of many new capabilities
 including account personalization, bug reporting and bug submission.
 
     About SystemC
     The Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) is an independent not-for-profit
 organization composed of a broad range of companies, universities and
 individuals dedicated to supporting and advancing SystemC as a de facto open
 source standard for system-level design. SystemC is the standard design and
 verification language built in C++ that spans from concept to implementation
 in hardware and software.  The SystemC platform, which includes the SystemC
 specification, source code and reference manual, can be downloaded at
 www.systemc.org.
 
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    PARIS, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) today
 announced that it has launched a new Internet platform that enables much more
 comprehensive support for the expanding SystemC user community (see
 www.SystemC.org). The new web site, based on the SourceForge(TM) Enterprise
 Edition 3.0, provides high-powered tools for supporting the large and growing
 user base. It can support forums, bug reporting, surveys, and suggestions from
 users. In addition, it provides a platform for OSCI working groups to develop
 additions to the SystemC language, leveraging first-class collaboration
 capabilities.
     "We chose VA Software to help us build our open source web site based on
 their ability to help us make a giant leap forward in terms of supporting the
 SystemC user base and growing the language to meet the needs of SoC (system-
 on-chip) designers," stated Kevin Kranen, president of OSCI and director of
 strategic programs at Synopsys.
     "The SourceForge platform solves the major challenge of enabling different
 companies working together on the reference implementation to collaboratively
 develop specifications and source code in a common environment. This is
 crucial to the continued enhancement of SystemC to meet the needs of its user
 community," stated Dundar Dumlugol, head of the OSCI Language Working Group
 and vice president of engineering at CoWare.
     The new website infrastructure will go online the first week of March,
 2002 and will be used immediately to power the entire SystemC website.
 Existing SystemC users will need to re-register to enter the user support and
 download areas of the site, and to take advantage of many new capabilities
 including account personalization, bug reporting and bug submission.
 
     About SystemC
     The Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) is an independent not-for-profit
 organization composed of a broad range of companies, universities and
 individuals dedicated to supporting and advancing SystemC as a de facto open
 source standard for system-level design. SystemC is the standard design and
 verification language built in C++ that spans from concept to implementation
 in hardware and software.  The SystemC platform, which includes the SystemC
 specification, source code and reference manual, can be downloaded at
 www.systemc.org.
 
     NOTE:  All trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned in this release
 are the intellectual property of their respective owners.
 
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