Software Perspectives: Mars Science Laboratory Rover and Future Mission Opportunities for Multicore

David Smyth, who along with Kim Gostelow and Glenn Reeves authored the multi-threaded flight software architecture used on Mars Pathfinder, Mars Exploration Rovers, Mars Science Laboratory and over a dozen other deep space missions, will share his experiences on what is easy and what is hard about large, multi-threaded flight software efforts. The intent of this talk is to encourage discussion and investigations into topics that will lay the foundation to enable effectively using multi-core computing systems in space.

Document date May 18, 2010.