Learn More
Multi-cores are the contemporary solution to satisfy high performance and low energy demands in general and embedded computing domains. However, currently available multi-cores are not feasible to be used in safety-critical environments with hard real-time constraints. Hard real-time tasks running on different cores must be executed in isolation or their(More)
In this paper we present synchronisation techniques for hard real-time (HRT) capable execution of parallelised applications on embedded multi-core processors. We show how commonly used software synchronisation techniques can be implemented in a time analysable way based on the proposed hardware primitives. We choose to implement the hardware synchronisation(More)
Hard real-time applications in safety critical domains require high performance and time analyzability. Multi-core processors are an answer to these demands, however task interferences make multi-cores more difficult to analyze from a worst-case execution time point of view than single-core processors. We propose a multi-core SMT processor that ensures a(More)
Engineers who design hard real-time embedded systems express a need for several times the performance available today while keeping safety as major criterion. A breakthrough in performance is expected by parallelizing hard real-time applications and running them on an embedded multi-core processor, which enables combining the requirements for(More)
To meet performance requirements as well as constraints on cost and power consumption, future embedded systems will be designed with multi-core processors. However, the question of timing analysability is raised with these architectures. In the MERASA project, a WCET-aware multi-core processor has been designed with the appropriate system software. They(More)
In the embedded systems domain a trend towards multi-and many-core processors is evident. For the exploitation of these additional processing elements parallel software is inevitable. The <i>pattern-supported parallelization approach</i>, which is introduced here, eases the transition from sequential to parallel software. It is a novel model-based approach(More)
—Hard real-time applications in safety-critical domains – namely avionics, automotive, and machinery – require high-performance and timing analysability. We present research results of the parallelisation and WCET analysis of an industrial hard real-time application, i.e. the control code of a large drilling machine from BAUER Maschinen GmbH. We reached a(More)