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Design and Analysis of Multi-core Software

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Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Zircon Computing LLC
30 Galesi Drive Ste 202B Wayne, NJ 07470-4812
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Design and Analysis of Multi-core Software
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8750-12-C-0154
Award Amount: $100,000.00


The main challenges outlined in the acquisition program objectives are: 1. API abstraction is inadequate for complex architectures 2. Multi-core architectures are non-portable across hardware/OS 3. Testing and validation of concurrent code are complex and hard to model We already have a product called zNet, which is on the market and solves most of the above challenges. 1. zNet uses a Programming Model of a higher abstraction level to overcome multi-threading and parallel coding challenges and to support platform independence. This solves issues #1 & #2, above. 2. zNet partially addresses the challenge #3 listed above. zNet is capable of introspective processes, which look inside concurrent execution logic of applications components, allowing detection of data flow congestion points and provides hints on scalability improvements. zNet still lacks a formal analysis methodology that would specify efficiency constraints for concurrent systems and allow formal modeling of such systems prior to coding. To address this need, we propose to build and validate a simulation tool that will allow the user to test and validate our programming methodology in numerous environments. This tool will imitate large sets of multi- and distributed-cores on a desktop and apply various load constraints to mimic a real-time load.

Principal Investigator:

Douglas C. Schmidt
Assoc. Chairman of Computer Science
(615) 343-8197

Business Contact:

Alexander Mintz
Partner Principle Developer
(973) 812-1370
Small Business Information at Submission:

Zircon Computing LLC
30 Galesi Drive Ste 202B Wayne, NJ 07470-4812

EIN/Tax ID: 261400435
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Vanderbilt University
PMB 407749
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37240-
Contact: Pat Green
Contact Phone: (615) 343-4097