WCET-aware scheduling optimizations for multi-core real-time systems

Timon Kelter, Hendrik Borghorst, Peter Marwedel
2014 2014 International Conference on Embedded Computer Systems: Architectures, Modeling, and Simulation (SAMOS XIV)  
In real-time systems, the WCET (worst-case execution time) of tasks is of utmost importance. For multi-cores, the WCET has been shown to be hard to determine due to task interactions on shared memory and shared buses. This problem is usually addressed by spatial or temporal partitioning of the resources, but both lead to lower utilization if the partitioning is not done optimally. We examine two approaches for optimizing resource usage in a temporally partitioned multi-core system and show that
more » ... ystem and show that these techniques can reduce the WCET by more than 30% on average, leading to better schedulability and higher system utilization.
doi:10.1109/samos.2014.6893196 dblp:conf/samos/KelterBM14 fatcat:rdk3jdjajrd4faetgsahzdp5zm