CIDER: Envisaging a COTS Communication Infrastructure for Evolutionary Dependable Real-Time Systems
Ref: HURRAY-TR-0015 Publication Date: 19, Jun, 2000
CIDER: Envisaging a COTS Communication Infrastructure for Evolutionary Dependable Real-Time SystemsRef: HURRAY-TR-0015 Publication Date: 19, Jun, 2000
It is foreseen that future dependable real-time systems will also have to meet flexibility, adaptability and reconfigurability requirements. Considering the distributed nature of these computing systems, a communication infrastructure that permits to fulfil all those requirements is thus of major importance. Although Ethernet has been used primarily as an information network, there is a strong belief that some very recent technological advances will enable its use in dependable applications with real-time requirements. Indeed, several recently standardised mechanisms associated with Switched-Ethernet seem to be promising to enable communication infrastructures to support hard real-time, reliability and flexible distributed applications. This paper describes the motivation and the work being developed within the CIDER (Communication Infrastructure for Dependable Evolvable Real-Time Systems) project, which envisages the use of COTS Ethernet as an enabling technology for future dependable real-time systems. It is foreseen that the CIDER approach will constitute a relevant stream of research since it will bring together cutting edge research in the field of real-time and dependable distributed systems and the industrial eagerness to expand Ethernet responsabilities to support dependable real-time applications.
12th IEEE Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (RTS’00), WIP Session, pp 19-22.