A Multi-DAG Model for Real-Time Parallel Applications with Conditional Execution
Ref: CISTER-TR-141207 Publication Date: 13 to 17, Apr, 2015
A Multi-DAG Model for Real-Time Parallel Applications with Conditional ExecutionRef: CISTER-TR-141207 Publication Date: 13 to 17, Apr, 2015
Owing to the current trends for higher performance and the ever growing availability of multiprocessors in the embedded computing (EC) domain, there is nowadays a strong push towards the parallelization of modern embedded applications. Several real-time task models have recently been proposed to capture different forms of parallelism. However, they do not deal explicitly with control flow information as they assume that all the threads of a parallel task must execute every time the task is activated. In contrast, in this paper, we present a multi-DAG model where each task is characterized by a set of execution flows, each of which represents a different execution path throughout the task code and is modeled as a DAG of sub-tasks. We propose a two-step solution that computes a single synchronous DAG of servers for a task modeled by a multi-DAG and show that these servers are able to supply every execution flow of that task with the required cpu-budget so that the task can execute entirely, irrespective of the execution flow taken at run-time, while satisfying its precedence constraints. As a result, each task can be modeled by its single DAG of servers, which facilitates in leveraging the existing single-DAG schedulability analyses techniques for analyzing the schedulability of parallel tasks with multiple execution flows.
The 30th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC 2015), Embedded Systems.