Thesis Topic Details

Topic ID:
957
Title:
Worst Case Excution Time (WCET) for Embedded and Real-Time Systems
Supervisor:
Jingling Xue
Research Area:
Programming Languages, Compiler
Associated Staff
Assessor:
Hui Wu
Topic Details
Status:
Active
Type:
Research
Programs:
CS CE SE
Group Suitable:
No
Industrial:
No
Pre-requisites:
Knowledge and Skills in Compilers, Languages and Computer Architecture
Description:
In embedded and real-time systems such as multimedia, virtual reality, medical applications and defense applications, the results must not only be produced correctly but also timely. The market for real-time software and hardware is huge, and consequently, the real-time technology is getting more and more pervasive. One of the fundamental research problems in the compiler area is to establish an upper bound on the worst time execution time (WCET) of a program or its constituent tasks by static and dynamic program analysis at the level of processor cycles. Many real-time systems are now equipped with instruction and data caches, making the prediction more challenging. Presently, analysis techniques are relatively more mature for instruction caches. In the case of data caches, the time bounds obtained are often too conservative.


This project aims at developing some techniques to bound the WCET for data caches.

Comments:
see supervisor
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