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Multi-core Execution of Hard-real-time Applications Supporting Analysability

Multi-core Execution of Hard-real-time Applications Supporting Analysability

Objective

The increasing demand for functionality in current and future real-time embedded systems is driving an increase in performance of processors. However at the same time, in developing safety-related real-time embedded systems, there is a need to prove that the timing requirements are met. Multi-core processors are increasingly being considered as the solution to achieve the increased processor performance, without increasing CPU clock speeds and maintaining low chip costs, low power consumption etc. However, current trends in mainstream multi-core processor design result in processors with certainly reduced average execution times, but typically with unpredictable and unanalysable (or extremely pessimistic) worst case behaviour that deems them unusable in the domain of safety-related real-time embedded systems.
The MERASA project will develop multi-core processor designs (from 2 to 16 cores) for hard real-time embedded systems hand in hand with timing analysis techniques and tools to guarantee the analysability and predictability regarding timing of every single feature provided by the processor. Design exploration activities will be performed in conjunction with the timing analysis tools. The project will address both static WCET analysis tools (the OTAWA toolset) as well as hybrid measurement-based tools (RapiTime) and their interoperability. It will also develop system-level software with predictable timing performance.
To constrain production costs and technology integration risks, we investigate hardware-based real-time scheduling solutions that empower the same multi-core processor to handle hard, soft, and non real-time tasks on different cores. The developed hardware/software techniques will be evaluated by application studies from aerospace, automotive, and construction-machinery areas performed by selected industrial partners.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET AUGSBURG

Address

Universitaetsstrasse 2
86159 Augsburg

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 834 980

Administrative Contact

Alexander Drexler (Mr.)

Participants (5)

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HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 163 780

HONEYWELL, SPOL. S.R.O

Czechia

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 403 280

UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III

France

EU Contribution

€ 304 539

RAPITA SYSTEMS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 393 421

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 216415

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2007

  • End date

    31 October 2010

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 001 703

  • EU contribution

    € 2 100 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET AUGSBURG

Germany