Concurrent software engineering on multicore systems supported by statistical performance analysis

Autoren Bernd Scheuermann
Kevin Hammond
Alex Shafarenko
Chris Jesshope
Heinz Hertlein
Volkmar Wieser
Holger Schöner
Bernhard Moser
Raimund Kirner
Te Boekhorst Iraneus
TitelConcurrent software engineering on multicore systems supported by statistical performance analysis
TypTechnischer Bericht
InstitutionSoftware Competence Center Hagenberg
AbteilungKVS
MonatSeptember
Jahr2011
SCCH ID#1105
Abstract

This paper introduces the ADVANCE approach to engineering concurrent systems using a new component-based approach. A cost-directed tool-chain maps concurrent programs onto emerging hardware architectures, where costs are expressed in terms of programmer annotations for the throughput, latency and jitter of components. These are then synthesized using advanced statistical analysis techniques to give overall cost information about the concurrent system that can be exploited by the hardware virtualisation layer to drive mapping and scheduling decisions. Initial performance results are presented, showing that the ADVANCE technologies provide a promising approach to dealing with near- and future-term complexities of programming heterogeneous multi-core systems.