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Software Parallelisation with emmtrix Parallel Studio

Project description

A boost for automatic embedded software development

New technology needs new software but hardware is upgrading faster than software. The EU-funded emmtrix project is addressing this challenge. It is developing the emmtrix Parallel Studio (ePS) to facilitate the automation of software parallelisation, so that teams can continually test the most critical, high-value aspects of their software. The project’s solution is also expected to reduce this whole process from several months to just several weeks or even days. Specifically, ePS will automatically realise the error-free implementation of parallelisation for a code rewrite. The tool supports the most common programming languages, as well as model-based languages, such as those already used in the automotive and aviation industry.


The introduction of multicore processors in 2005 enabled a wide range of computation-intensive real-time applications, in the
PC and embedded sector. Especially high-performance embedded systems, as used in today’s automotive technologies
(like driver assistance systems), in avionics but also in industrial automation, led to the rapid technological progress in the
last 12 years. However, while hardware development is progressing rapidly, software development is facing a major
challenge: to make full use of the potential of multi-core processors, the software has to be programmed for parallel
computational units and the required effort to do this manually is exponentially increasing with the number of cores available.
As a result and in view of the current development to increase the cores available, manual software development for such
systems increasingly becomes technically and economically unviable. emmtrix Technologies GmbH has the solution: with
the emmtrix Parallel Studio (ePS), software parallelisation can be automated, and the parallelisation effort can be reduced
from several months to a few weeks or days. ePS is automatically realising the error-free implementation of parallelisation
and rewrites the code. The tool supports the most common programming languages as well as model-based languages,
such as those already established in the automotive industry. Both, the automotive industry (e.g. Bosch, Continental, BMW,
ETAS) and the aviation industry (e.g. DLR, Airbus, GE Aviation) are already directly involved in the development of ePS via
a number of R&D projects. emmtrix plans the market entry with these industries. With market reports projecting for the
embedded software market a CAGR of over 7% and a volume of €16.73 billion by 2024, the potential growth for emmtrix is
enormous. With the help of a grant from the SME instrument, emmtrix expects an accelerated market entry and, mainly
through license sales, a potential turnover of €8.82 million by 2024.

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Net EU contribution
€ 1 927 178,75
76131 Karlsruhe

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 2 753 112,50