Distributed REal-time Architecture for Mixed criticality Systems
Type: EU FP7
Webpage link: http://dreams-project.eu/
Duration: 01/10/2013 to 30/09/2017
Budget: EUR 15 580 350
In many domains such as avionics, industrial control, or healthcare there is an increasing trend for mixed-criticality systems, where multiple functions with different importance and certification assur-ance levels are integrated using a shared computing platform. The foundations for this integration are mechanisms for temporal and spatial partitioning, although key technological challenges are yet un-solved including the combination of software virtualization and hardware segregation and the exten-sion of partitioning mechanisms to jointly address significant extra functional requirements (e.g., time, energy and power budgets, reliability, safety, security, etc.). Furthermore, platforms encompassing networked multi-core chips will be required in many mixed-criticality systems. In addition to require-ments exceeding the resources of a single chip, today’s technology does not support the manufacturing of electronic devices with failure rates low enough to meet the reliability requirements of ultra-dependable systems.