Automatic cache partitioning and time-triggered scheduling for real-time MPSoCs

Gang Chen, Biao Hu, Kai Huang, Alois Knoll, Kai Huang, Di Liu, Todor Stefanov
2014 2014 International Conference on ReConFigurable Computing and FPGAs (ReConFig14)  
Shared cache in modern multi-core systems has been considered as one of the major factors that degrade system predictability and performance. How to manage the shared cache for real-time multi-core systems in order to optimize the system performance while guaranteeing the system predictability is still an open issue. In this paper, we present a framework that can exploit cache management for real-time MPSoCs. The framework supports dynamic way-based cache partitioning at hardware level,
more » ... task-level time-triggered reconfigurable-cache MPSoCs. It automatically determines timetriggered schedule and cache configuration for each task to improve the system performance while guarantee the realtime constraints. We evaluate the proposed framework with respect to different numbers of cores and cache modules and prototype the constructed MPSoCs on FPGA. Experiment results based on FPGA implementation demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed framework over the state-of-the-art cache management strategies when tested 27 benchmark programs on the constructed MPSoCs.
doi:10.1109/reconfig.2014.7032502 dblp:conf/reconfig/ChenH0KHLS14 fatcat:43uxjzroqzchloxppdwclv2c7a