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Toward Static Timing Analysis of Parallel Software


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12th International Workshop on Worst-Case Execution-Time Analysis


Schloss Dagstuhl


The current trend within computer, and even real-time, systems is to incorporate parallel hardware, e.g., multicore processors, and parallel software. Thus, the ability to safely analyse such parallel systems, e.g., regarding the timing behaviour, becomes necessary. Static timing analysis is an approach to mathematically derive safe bounds on the execution time of a program, when executed on a given hardware platform. This paper presents an algorithm that statically analyses the timing of parallel software, with threads communicating through shared memory, using abstract interpretation. It also gives an extensive example to clarify how the algorithm works.


author = {Andreas Gustavsson and Jan Gustafsson and Bj{\"o}rn Lisper},
title = {Toward Static Timing Analysis of Parallel Software},
editor = {Tullio Vardanega},
pages = {38--47},
month = {July},
year = {2012},
booktitle = {12th International Workshop on Worst-Case Execution-Time Analysis},
publisher = {Schloss Dagstuhl},
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