McObject Exhibits & its CEO Presents Two Papers at Embedded World 2012

. February 15, 2012 . 0 Comments

McObject®, developer of the eXtremeDB® In-Memory Database System (IMDS), announced that the organizers of Embedded World 2012 – the world’s largest embedded systems conference and exhibition – have chosen McObject Co-Founder and CEO Steve Graves to present two papers as part of the event’s technical program. McObject will also exhibit at Embedded World in Hall 4, booth 4-108, with engineering and sales personnel on-hand to offer demos and answer attendees’ questions about the company’s embedded database software.

Embedded World chose Graves’ two papers in a competitive process that sought presenters and topics with high technical value for attendees. His first presentation, Should Dynamic Memory Allocation Be Taboo in Embedded Systems, takes place on Wednesday, February 29 at 1:30 p.m. in the event’s Software Development in High Level Languages track.

Dynamic allocation, or handing out memory to application processes as needed at run-time, became popular with the growth of the C and C++ languages. Graves’ presentation weighs dynamic allocation’s benefits – primarily convenience – against its risks, which include memory leaks, fragmentation and unpredictable performance. The talk leads to an understanding of the technique as a “blunt tool” and presents more precise and safer alternatives in the form of custom allocators that match specific allocation patterns.

The second presentation, Resolving Resource Contention, the Key Multi-Core Software Challenge, on February 29 at 4:30 p.m., is part of Embedded World’s Multicore Sessions. The talk focuses on the slowdown that can occur when tasks executing in parallel must contend for shared system software resources. It examines two typical conflicts and presents solutions that illustrate a generic approach to solving resource contention in that they divide a contested resources, give each thread or task its own copy, and then optionally merge or pass results to another process.

“McObject is honored to have our CEO chosen to share insights in two presentations at this prestigious event, and glad for the chance to assist embedded developers who seek new and effective approaches to memory allocation and multicore optimization,” said Chris Mureen, McObject’s chief operating officer.

“In addition, we invite engineers facing another common software challenge – managing the growing volumes of complex data in today’s smart embedded systems – to visit McObject in Hall 4, booth 4-108 and learn about our embedded database products, including the new eXtremeDB Cluster. By managing data stores across multiple hardware nodes, eXtremeDB Cluster dramatically increases the net processing power available for data management, reduces system expansion costs, and delivers a more scalable and reliable database solution for increasingly data-intensive real-time applications.”

Embedded World 2012 takes place from February 28, 2012 to March 1, 2012 in Nuremberg, Germany. To make an appointment during the event, e-mail McObject at or call 1-425-888-8505.

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