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Efficiently Migrating Real-Time Systems to Multi-Cores


Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


Proceedings of 14th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Techonologies and Factory (ETFA09)


Power consumption and thermal problems limit a further increase of speed in single-core processors. Multi-core architectures have therefore received significant interest. However, a shift to multi-core processors is a big challenge for developers of embedded real-time systems, especially considering existing “legacy” systems which have been developed with uniprocessor assumptions. These systems have been developed and maintained by many developers over many years, and cannot easily be replaced due to the huge development investments they represent. An important issue while migrating to multi-cores is how to distribute tasks among cores to increase performance offered by the multi-core platform. In this paper we propose a partitioning algorithm to efficiently distribute legacy system tasks along with newly developed ones onto different cores. The target of the partitioning is increasing system performance while ensuring correctness.


author = {Farhang Nemati and Moris Behnam and Thomas Nolte},
title = {Efficiently Migrating Real-Time Systems to Multi-Cores},
month = {September},
year = {2009},
booktitle = {Proceedings of 14th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Techonologies and Factory (ETFA09)},
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