Intel scales Atom to 16 cores
Curious minds want to know - with or without a working oscillator :)
Intel's tossed out a batch of new products ahead of Mobile World Congress, all of them handy for internet of things applications operating on very fast wireless networks. Among them is a new generation of "Denverton" Atom processors. The new C3000 family now offer between two and 16 cores, with clock speeds up to a swift 2.2 …
I do not want the VM that is controlling my car brakes to be on the same piece of silicon that was running the kids' shoot-em-up game (or grand theft auto). Even with best effort today some future exploit could slow down the brake VM. In fact I would be even happier if non-core car driving functions were isolated onto a separate network within the car.
Sorry Intel: I'll just say ''no''.
Same here. While I'm quite a fan of virtualisation (the computer industry have been virtualising different layers for decades) when it come to life critical systems these should be physically separated from anything else. This is standard practice in industrial safety systems.
I'm a bit concerned about running safety-critical systems on commodity silicon...
I would much prefer that the vehicles run on a set of FPGAs running externally-audited VHDL code. There should be at least 3 such FPGAs running redundantly tied together with voting logic.
I would not feel comfortable trusting my safety to a piece of silicon that can be wedged by masking interrupts, then putting the chip into sleep.
"Same here. While I'm quite a fan of virtualisation (the computer industry have been virtualising different layers for decades) when it come to life critical systems these should be physically separated from anything else. This is standard practice in industrial safety systems."
Agree, but it won't happen before many People have died due to security issue on the cars' Systems, and it has been proved, and some regulations has happened.
Cars manufacturors, those days, are after 10 E worth of costs cuts per car, which is incompatible with anything dedicated.
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