December 9, 2009
ECE Ph.D. Student, Karthik Lakshmanan, is the principal author of a paper that received the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium held in Washington DC from December 2-4, 2009.
The paper, titled "Coordinated Allocation, Scheduling and Synchronization on Multiprocessors," is coauthored by Professor of ECE and CS, Raj Rajkumar, and Dr. Dionisio de Niz, ECE alum who is currently at the CMU Software Engineering Institute.
This work addresses the emerging field of chip-multiprocessors which represent a dominant new shift in the field of processor design.
The paper presents novel techniques to coordinate task allocation, scheduling, and synchronization to yield significantly better utilization of chip multiprocessor technology in real-time systems with timing constraints. This is accomplished by characterizing and minimizing scheduling penalties arising from multiprocessor task synchronization.
ECE graduate student Karthik Lakshmanan