They are writing AZIDO off almost completely. Future cash flows are being adjusted downward( my read is they expect no future cash flows) Am I reading this correctly? Is AZIDO now considered useless as a cash generator? Wow, tell me I've got it wrong, please!
I think what they are saying is, hey we have a change to write this down now, we all new there wasn't any current or expected revenues anytime soon, so lets write it off. As for completely useless, they just presented recently: Azido is a system-level, graphical, object-oriented, parallel programming design tool that exponentially improves application productivity for FPGA designs. This approach allows designers to quickly test, debug and reuse software code that can run on different hardware platforms without rewriting software code.
"Azido's GUI abstracts away the hardware, making Azido applications both FPGA and board agnostic and inherently reusable. It's really a write once and use forever design tool," said Dr. Peter Athanas, Virginia Tech.
The paper, "Isolation of Behavior Design from System Implementation" identifies three inefficiencies in the work-flow for design of heterogeneous systems: the lack of hardware independence, the need to split execution among different systems, and the lack of tools to unify the design and execution phases. To address these inefficiencies, it proposes a framework for isolation of behavior from system implementation using Azido. Azido describes behavior in purely algorithmic form based on canonical primitives and uses a visual design language that allows development for different types of computational resources such as FPGAs, CPUs, and GPUs in a single environment.
"Azido is a powerful design tool delivering compelling benefits by significantly reducing the time it takes to design with an FPGA including the ability to reuse and repurpose intellectual property for new hardware," stated Kent Gilson. "I am excited to showcase these benefits to leaders producing FPGAs and doing cutting edge research."