Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
B. Huber, W. Puffitsch, P. Puschner:
"Towards an open timing analysis platform";
Talk: 11th International Workshop on Worst-Case Execution Time Analysis,
2011-07-05; in: "Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Worst-Case Execution Time (WCET) Analysis",
Research on WCET analysis and time-predictable systems faces difficulties when it comes to the evaluation of new ideas. Even conceptually simple improvements need a large and complex infrastructure to validate their usefulness. This infrastructure comprises suitable benchmark suites, program analysis tools, compilers for possibly non-standard instruction set architectures, realistic simulators and/or hardware and, last but not least, a WCET analysis tool supporting the architecture and its experimental extensions. In order to mitigate this problem, we argue for an open and extensible evaluation platform that is centered around a mainstream open-source compiler framework and open computer architectures. We investigate a possible candidate built around the LLVM compiler framework and an open-source processor, and present a case study tying together two existing tools from academia and industry. The experiences so far suggest that such a platform simplifies the integration of different research efforts, and thus has a positive impact on the quality of research and teaching in the WCET analysis community.
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