Martin Timmerman

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Virtualization, together with real-time support emerges to be used in an increasing amount of use cases, varying from embedded systems to enterprise computing. One of the most popular open-source virtualization software’s is Xen. Its current implementation does not qualify it to be a candidate for timecritical systems. Researchers and developers extended it(More)
This paper presents the design and FPGA-implementation of a sampler that is suited for sampling real-time events in embedded systems. Such sampling is useful, for example, to test whether real-time events are handled in time on such systems. By designing and implementing the sampler as a logic analyzer on an FPGA, several design parameters can be explored(More)
Linux was originally designed as a general purpose operating system without consideration for real-time applications. Recently, it became a more reliable candidate in the real-time field due to its daily improvements, both for general purpose and real-time usages. In this research, we test two Linux PREEMPT-RT versions (v3.6.6 and v2.6.33.7) in the aim of(More)
719 Full and Para-Virtualization with Xen: A Performance Comparison 1 Hasan Fayyad-Kazan, 2 Luc Perneel, 3 Martin Timmerman 1 PhD Candidate, Department of Electronics and Informatics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 21050 Brussel, Belgium 2 PhD Candidate, Department of Electronics and Informatics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 21050 Brussel,(More)
Developing applications for modern complex networked robotic systems is more challenging due to the introduction of possibly sophisticated communication and coordination aspects. In this paper, we propose EmSBoT, a lightweight embedded component-based software framework targeting resource-constrained networked robotic systems. EmSBoT provides a unified(More)
922 Benchmarking the Performance of Microsoft Hyper-V server, VMware ESXi and Xen Hypervisors 1 Hasan Fayyad-Kazan, 2 Luc Perneel, 3 Martin Timmerman 1 PhD Candidate, Department of Electronics and Informatics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 21050 Brussels, Belgium 2 PhD Candidate, Department of Electronics and Informatics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel,(More)
his investigation is into the real-time characteristics of operating systems. For an operating system to be classified as a good real-time system the following elements are required: • The operating system needs to be multithreaded and pre-emptible; • The notion of thread priority has to exist; • The operating system has to support predictable thread(More)