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DVClub Boston – Nov 8 – Presenter: Greg Smith (Oracle) “Functional Coverage is Useless”


November 8, 2017


11:30 am - 01:15 pm

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Westford Regency

219 Littleton Rd , Westford, MA 01886

Westford, MA, US, 01886

Please join us on November 8th at the Westford Regency for a catered lunch and networking. Greg Smith of Oracle Corporation will be our speaker.

  • 11:30am — Doors Open / Networking

  • 12:00pm — Lunch / Presentation by Greg Smith of Oracle

  • 12:45pm — 1:15pm / Networking


 “Functional Coverage is Useless” by Greg Smith, Oracle Corporation

 Greg’s talk will observe the evolution in the use of coverage to measure verification completeness and tape out readiness.  His talk suggests that we are at an inflection point in the evolution of coverage where current methods are grossly inadequate.  He will suggest some directions in which coverage may evolve to meet the demands of today’s complex SoCs. 

  • Greg Smith has been a verification engineer for all of his 30 year career.  Processor verification has been the primary focus for nearly all of that time.  Greg is a Director of Processor verification at Oracle/Sun where he has worked for the past 10+ years.  Before that Greg worked at HP and Multiflow.  Greg’s role at Oracle, besides managing the verification of next generation SPARC cores, is as a driver of innovation to devise new techniques to improve tape out quality and improve engineering efficiency.  Greg is a passionate proponent of the use of metrics to measure verification efficiency and quality.

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