Monday, November 17, 2008

Testing Intel's latest chip

It's not every day that your profession is spotlighted in the New York Times.  It's even rarer that it is cast in a favorable light.  And yet, today there is a nice piece about Intel's testing of their latest chip, codenamed Nehalim.   The writer interviewed the guy in charge of product testing, and the article references the difficulty in designing the tests.  Of course, they had to talk about the Pentium floating point bug (I certainly remember that one), but that was way back in 1994.  

Anyway, I liked reading that article & I wish John Barton (the test chief) luck.  Testing something of that magnitude has to be keeping him up nights.

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