UW CSE startup Corensic – founded by professors Luis Ceze and Mark Oskin – was featured in today’s Wall Street Journal.
“Software built in the era of multi-core processors is getting more difficult to test. For the last five or six years processor companies like Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc., running up against the limits on their ability to shrink chip sizes, have been boosting performance by adding multiple processor cores to each chip.
“To get the most out of these improvements, software developers have to build code that can run simultaneously on different cores. That means timing is now an issue in testing for bugs, compounding the number of possible errors and extending the time needed to test new software and the time the software can operate before those errors reveal themselves, said Peter Godman, Corensic’s chief executive.”
Read the article here.