Modelling Run-Time Arbitration by Latency-Rate Servers in Dataflow Graphs

M.H. Wiggers, Marco Jan Gerrit Bekooij, Marco Bekooij, Gerardus Johannes Maria Smit

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    In order to obtain a cost-efficient solution, tasks share resources in a Multi-Processor System-on-Chip. In our architecture, shared resources are run-time scheduled. We show how the effects of Latency-Rate servers, which is a class of run-time schedulers, can be included in a dataflow model. The resulting dataflow model, which can have an arbitrary topology, enables us to provide guarantees on the temporal behaviour of the implementation. Traditionally, the end-to-end behaviour of multiple Latency-Rate servers has been analysed with Latency-Rate analysis, which is a Network Calculus. This paper bridges a gap between Network Calculi and dataflow analysis techniques, since we show that a class of run-time schedulers can now be included in dataflow models, or, from a Network Calculus perspective, that restrictions on the topology of graphs that include run-time scheduling can be removed.
    Original languageUndefined
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2007

    Publication series

    NameCTIT Technical Report Series
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology, University of Twente
    ISSN (Print)1381-3625


    • EWI-9263
    • CAES-EEA: Efficient Embedded Architectures
    • IR-66946
    • METIS-242157

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