Methodology and tools for system analysis of parallel pipelines

M. Fleury, N. Sarvan, A. C. Downton, A. F. Clark
1999 Concurrency Practice and Experience  
The pipelines of processor farms (PPF) design pattern, intended for continuous-ow embedded systems, has been augmented by a software toolkit at the system analysis level. Other relevant approaches to system support employing tools are reviewed. The PPF structure supports incrementally-scalable systems which can meet real-time speci cations. An outline of the design and development cycle of PPF systems follows. The paper considers in detail the prediction component of the cycle. A graphical
more » ... ation tool for modelling asynchronous pipeline behaviour uses a Java-based visual display. An extended example showing how the performance tool supports PPF design principles concludes the paper.
doi:10.1002/(sici)1096-9128(199909)11:11<655::aid-cpe449>;2-7 fatcat:tqagueg67zgpdb35trgtkztu2u