EE Times heard Intel has quadrupled the number of people working on a hardware-software codesign research to 200. The chip giant says the research is going well but refuses to share much information about it, other than that it may help in the development of many-core SoC ICs.
Intel Labs Europe (ILE) was founded early in 2009 as a network of aligned research projects and locations across Europe. Some of the research is open, where Intel invites partners into collaborate or participates in or hosts European Union funded research. Elsewhere Intel operates a closed R&D policy, and the closer Intel gets to deploying developments the more closed it becomes.
Professor Curley said that the codesign research project has gone so well that the research effort has been upgraded from 50 engineers within Intel Labs Europe to 200 engineers across Intel globally. "With 200 engineers, you can get a lot done," Professor Curley said.