Please join us on November 8th at the Westford Regency for a catered lunch, networking, and presentation by Greg Smith of Oracle.

Westford Regency

219 Littleton Rd 
Westford, MA 01886
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (EST)
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11:30am Doors Open / Networking
12:00pm Lunch and Presentation:

Greg Smith - “Functional Coverage is Useless!”

12:45pm Networking

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"Functional Coverage is Useless"

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. 

About Greg

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.