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February 04, 2013

Mueller Receives Support for Multicore Predictability Research

Dr. Frank Mueller, professor of computer science at NC State University, has been awarded $225,000 by National Science Foundation to support his research proposal titled “Bringing the Multicore Revolution to Safety-Critical Cyber-Physical Systems.” 

This work in conducted in collaboration with Dr. James Anderson of UNC-Chapel Hill.  The award runs from February 1, 2013 to January 31, 2016.
Abstract –Multicore platforms have the potential of revolutionizing the capabilities of embedded cyber-physical systems but lack predictability in execution time due to shared resources. Safety-critical systems require such predictability for certification. This research aims at resolving this multicore “predictability problem.'' It will develop methods that enable shared hardware resources to be allocated and provide predictability, including support for real-time operating systems, middleware, and associated analysis tools. The devised methods will be evaluated through experimental research involving synthetic micro-benchmarks and code for unmanned air vehicles “re-thinking'' their adaptation to changing environmental conditions within Cyber-Physical Systems.
For more information on Dr. Mueller, click here.


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