Real-Time Application Mapping for Many-Cores Using a Limited Migrative Model
Ref: CISTER-TR-150101 Publication Date: Jun 2015
Real-Time Application Mapping for Many-Cores Using a Limited Migrative ModelRef: CISTER-TR-150101 Publication Date: Jun 2015
Many-core platforms are an emerging technology in the real-time embedded domain. These devices offer various options for power savings, cost reductions and contribute to the overall system flexibility, however, issues such as unpredictability, scalability and analysis pessimism are serious challenges to their integration into the aforementioned area. The focus of this work is on many-core platforms using a limited migrative model (LMM). LMM is an approach based on the fundamental concepts of the multi-kernel paradigm, which is a promising step towards scalable and predictable many-cores. In this work we formulate the problem of real-time application mapping on a many-core platform using LMM, and propose a three-stage method to solve it. An extended version of the existing analysis is used to assure that derived mappings (i) guarantee the fulfilment of timing constraints posed on worst-case communication delays of individual applications, and (ii) provide an environment to perform load balancing for e.g. energy/thermal management, fault tolerance and/or performance reasons.
Published in Real-Time Systems (RTS), Springer, Volume 51, Issue 3, pp 314-357.