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Probabilistic real-time control of  mixed-criticality multicore and manycore systems

Probabilistic real-time control of mixed-criticality multicore and manycore systems

Objective

In the next decade, EU industries developing Critical Real-Time Embedded Systems (CRTES) (safety, mission or business critical) will face a once-in-a-life-time disruptive challenge caused by the transition to multicore processors and the advent of manycores, tantamount to complex networked systems. This challenge brings the opportunity to integrate multiple applications onto the same hardware platform bringing significant advantages in performance, production costs, and reliability. It also brings a severe threat relating to a key problem of CRTES; the need to prove that all temporal constraints will be satisfied during operation. Current CRTES, based on relatively simple singlecore processors, are already extremely difficult to analyse for temporal behaviour, resulting in errors in operation costing EU industry billions each year. The advent of multicore and manycore platforms exacerbates this problem, rendering traditional temporal analysis techniques ineffectual. A new approach is needed.The PROXIMA thesis is that the temporal behaviour of mixed-criticality CRTES executing on multicore and manycore platforms can be analysed effectively via innovative probabilistic techniques. PROXIMA defines new hardware and software architectural paradigms based on the concept of randomisation. It extends this approach across the hardware and software stack ensuring that the risks of temporal pathological cases are reduced to quantifiably small levels. On top of this, PROXIMA builds a comprehensive suite of probabilistic analysis methods integrated into commercial design, development, and verification tools, complemented by appropriate arguments for certification. PROXIMA provides a complete infrastructure; harnessing the full potential of new processor resources, demonstrating and supporting effective temporal analysis, bringing the probabilistic approach to a state of technological readiness, and priming multiple EU industry sectors in its use via a number of case studies.
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Coordinator

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION

Address

Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 080 548

Administrative Contact

Xavier Salazar Forn (Mr.)

Participants (10)

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IKERLAN S COOP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 359 125

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 504 489

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 285 012

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 207 672

SYSGO S.A.S

France

EU Contribution

€ 314 800

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 407 080

COBHAM GAISLER AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 207 480

UNIVERSITY OF YORK

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 613 227

RAPITA SYSTEMS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 622 860

Infineon Technologies UK Ltd

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 47 707

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 611085

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2013

  • End date

    30 September 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 793 991

  • EU contribution

    € 4 650 000

Coordinated by:

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION

Spain