AGM followed by QuickTransit: software migration technology

Advanced Programming Specialist Group event

Date/Time:
Thursday 10th May 2007, 6.00pm

Venue:
The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2 7HA. Nearest underground stations are Covent Garden and Charing Cross.

Speaker:
Dr Alasdair Rawsthorne, University of Manchester

Summary:
An engineering constraint of the last 50 years of computing has been that software applications need to be re-written (or at least re-compiled) for each different hardware system that needs to run them.

Transitive's QuickTransit technology eliminates this constraint by allowing production use of unchanged applications on different hardware systems, giving new freedoms to computer systems designers, software vendors, and end users. Apple Inc used this capability to migrate their entire product line from PowerPC processors to Intel x86 in just seven months.

Admission:
Free, but to gain admission please e-mail your name to our Vice-Chairman, Dr Frank Martin, at - frank.martin@bcs.org.

CPD Value:
Half Unit