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USI Università della Svizzera italiana, USI Faculty of Informatics, Advanced Learning and Research Institute USI Università della Svizzera italiana USI Faculty of Informatics USI Advanced Learning and Research Institute
TitleA Task-aware Middleware for Fault-tolerance and Adaptivity of Kahn Process Networks on Network-on-Chip
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsDerin, O., and E. Diken
Conference NameReCoSoC 2010: Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Reconfigurable Communication Centric System-on-Chips
Date PublishedMay
Conference LocationKarlsruhe, Germany
Keywordsfault tolerance, kahn process networks (KPN), middleware, network-on-chip (NoC), self-adaptivity

We propose a task-aware middleware concept and provide details for its implementation on Network-on-Chip (NoC). We also list our ideas on the development of a simulation platform as an initial step towards creating fault-tolerance strategies for Kahn Process Networks (KPN) applications running on NoCs. In doing that, we extend our SACRE (Self-adaptive Component Run-time Environment) framework by integrating it with an open source NoC simulator, Noxim. We also hope that this work may help in identifying the requirements and implementing fault tolerance and adaptivity support on real platforms.