EL DORADO HILLS, Calif., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Multicore Association (MCA), PolyCore Software, Inc. (PSI), and nCore Design (nCore) today introduced NCT-450, a training course offered by nCore utilizing the Multicore Communications API™ (MCAPI) and Poly-Platform™. This hands-on course will guide engineers in developing simplified, standardized and optimized multicore applications in a customized and targeted learning environment.
MCA, a global non-profit organization, develops standards like MCAPI for multicore implementations in closely distributed embedded systems. Adoption of the MCAPI standard is growing with increased demand for multicore technology solutions. Educating industry leaders about the advantages of designing with a standards-based API is essential to its acceptance, as showcased in nCore's NCT-450.
PSI, an industry pioneer, addresses the programming challenges that designers experience through its time-tested model and specialized development software. PSI's Poly-Platform, a component of NCT-450, is a collection of productivity tools and a runtime communications engine that simplify the process of migrating to, and developing applications for, multicore platforms.
Aware of the challenges posed by multicore development, nCore's expert engineers and instructors have designed NCT-450 as a practical course that will help participants master the critical skills necessary to seamlessly incorporate multicore technologies into their application. In this comprehensive course, developers will get hands-on training to increase their understanding of parallel programming, learn to improve efficiency, optimize performance, reduce time-to-market, and increase their organization's competitive edge.
"nCore is excited to partner with the MCA and PSI to launch NCT-450, our latest specialized multicore training class," said Ian Lintault, Managing Director. "We look forward to teaching students how to leverage PSI's renowned MCAPI tools to develop and deploy reliable and maintainable multicore software."
"NCT-450 is a great vehicle to enable developers to quickly get up to speed on MCAPI and take advantage of its standardized and scalable multicore programming model," said Sven Brehmer, president and CEO of PolyCore Software. "We are excited about working with nCore and the MCA on this next step in simplifying multicore."
"With a growing interest in multicore solutions, we have been witness to an increasing adoption of MCAPI in the industry. Therefore this is a great time for nCore to be offering a course like NCT-450," said Markus Levy, President of the Multicore Association. "Additionally, I think that this training will further the proliferation of MCAPI".
NCT-450, utilizing PSI's MCAPI tools, will showcase the potential savings in time and costs that both developers and their employers can discover in a simplified approach to multicore integration.
For course and registration information for NCT-450, a two-day intensive training, please visit http://www.ncoredesign.com/training/multicore/nct450/.
About Multicore Association
The Multicore Association provides a neutral forum for vendors who are interested in, working with, and/or proliferating multicore-related products, including processors, infrastructure, devices, software, and applications. The consortium has made available its Multicore Communications API (MCAPI) specification through its website, and is preparing to release its Multicore Resource Management API (MRAPI). Members include AMD, Abo Akademi University, Argon Design, CAPS entreprise, Carnegie Mellon University, Cavium Networks, Codeplay, CriticalBlue, Delft University of Technology, EADS North America, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, EfficOS, Enea, eSOL, Freescale Semiconductor, Huawei Technologies, IMEC, Intel, LG Electronics Co, LSI, Mentor Graphics, MIPS Technologies, National Instruments, nCore Design LLC, NetLogic Microsystems, Netronome, Nokia Siemens Networks, OneAccess, Plurality, PolyCore Software, Qualcomm, RadiSys, Samsung Electronics, Siemens, Texas Instruments, Tilera, UAS Technikum Wien, UltraSoC Technologies, University of Houston, University of Tsukuba, and Wind River.
About PolyCore Software
PolyCore Software, Inc. provides a standards-based programming model that simplifies multicore software development, improving time to market, risk and cost, while preserving existing software investments. PolyCore Software provides run-time solutions and tools for multicore platforms, serving markets as communications infrastructure, digital consumer, medical, HPC, industrial automation, aerospace and defense.
About nCore Design
nCore Design is a global provider of training and professional services focused on multicore and manycore computing platforms. As the world leader in hands-on, instructor-led training courses, nCore helps clients increase software performance, throughput, and efficiency while reducing time-to-market.
nCore develops high performance solutions based on state-of-the-art parallel technologies. nCore has significant expertise on modern computing platforms and specialized knowledge of applied software optimization techniques.
nCore is a privately held company with offices in the US and Japan.
SOURCE Multicore Association