|Title: A Unified WCET Analysis Framework for Multi-core Platforms. <em>In Proceedings of the 18th Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS)</em>|
|Written by: Sudipta Chattopadhyay, Lee Kee Chong, Abhik Roychoudhury, Timon Kelter, Heiko Falk and Peter Marwedel|
|in: April (2012).|
|on pages: 99-108|
|Address: Beijing / China|
|how published: 12-65 CCR+12 RTAS|
Note: hfalk, ESD, emp2, WCC
Abstract: With the advent of multi-core architectures, worst case execution time (WCET) analysis has become an increasingly difficult problem. In this paper, we propose a unified WCET analysis framework for multi-core processors featuring both shared cache and shared bus. Compared to other previous works, our work differs by modeling the interaction of shared cache and shared bus with other basic micro-architectural components (e.g. pipeline and branch predictor). In addition, our framework does not assume a timing anomaly free multi-core architecture for computing the WCET. A detailed experiment methodology suggests that we can obtain reasonably tight WCET estimates in a wide range of benchmark programs.