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  • A cache design for probabilistically analysable real-time systems 

    Kosmidis, Leonidas; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Quiñones, Eduardo; Cazorla Almeida, Francisco Javier (2013)
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    Caches provide significant performance improvements, though their use in real-time industry is low because current WCET analysis tools require detailed knowledge of program's cache accesses to provide tight WCET estimates. ...
  • Achieving timing composability with measurement-based probabilistic timing analysis 

    Kosmidis, Leonidas; Quiñones, Eduardo; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Vardanega, Tulio; Cazorla Almeida, Francisco Javier (2013)
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    Probabilistic Timing Analysis (PTA) allows complex hardware acceleration features, which defeat classic timing analysis, to be used in hard real-time systems. PTA can do that because it drastically reduces intrinsic ...
  • A confidence assessment of WCET estimates for software time randomized caches 

    Benedicte Illescas, Pedro; Kosmidis, Leonidas; Quiñones, Eduardo; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Cazorla Almeida, Francisco Javier (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016)
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    Obtaining Worst-Case Execution Time (WCET) estimates is a required step in real-time embedded systems during software verification. Measurement-Based Probabilistic Timing Analysis (MBPTA) aims at obtaining WCET estimates ...
  • ADAM : an efficient data management mechanism for hybrid high and ultra-low voltage operation caches 

    Maric, Bojan; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Valero Cortés, Mateo (2012)
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    Semiconductor technology evolution enables the design of ultra-low-cost chips (e.g., below 1 USD) required for new market segments such as environment, urban life and body monitoring, etc. Recently, hybrid-operation (high ...
  • APPLE: Adaptive performance-predictable low-energy caches for reliable hybrid voltage operation 

    Maric, Bojan; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Valero Cortés, Mateo (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2013)
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    Semiconductor technology evolution enables the design of resource-constrained battery-powered ultra-low-cost chips required for new market segments such as environment, urban life and body monitoring. Caches have been shown ...
  • Applying measurement-based probabilistic timing analysis to buffer resources 

    Kosmidis, Leonidas; Vardanega, Tulio; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Quiñones, Eduardo; Cazorla Almeida, Francisco Javier (2013)
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    The use of complex hardware makes it difficult for current timing analysis techniques to compute trustworthy and tight worst-case execution time (WCET) bounds. Those techniques require detailed knowledge of the internal ...
  • Bus designs for time-probabilistic multicore processors 

    Jalle Ibarra, Javier; Kosmidis, Leonidas; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Quiñones, Eduardo; Cazorla Almeida, Francisco Javier (European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA), 2014)
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    Probabilistic Timing Analysis (PTA) reduces the amount of information needed to provide tight WCET estimates in real-time systems with respect to classic timing analysis. PTA imposes new requirements on hardware design ...
  • Compiler directed early register release 

    Jones, Timothy M.; O’Boyle, Michael F.P.; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; González Colás, Antonio María; Ergin, Oguz (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2005)
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    This paper presents a novel compiler directed technique to reduce the register pressure and power of the register file by releasing registers early. The compiler identifies registers that mil only be read once and renames ...
  • Containing timing-related certification cost in automotive systems deploying complex hardware 

    Kosmidis, Leonidas; Quiñones, Eduardo; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Farrall, Glenn; Wartel, Franck; Cazorla Almeida, Francisco Javier (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2014)
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    Measurement-Based Probabilistic Timing Analysis (MBPTA) techniques simplify deriving tight and trustworthy WCET estimates for industrial-size programs running on complex processors. MBPTA poses some requirements on the ...
  • Contention in multicore hardware shared resources: Understanding of the state of the art 

    Fernández, Gabriel; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Quiñones, Eduardo; Rochange, Christine; Vardanega, Tullio; Cazorla Almeida, Francisco Javier (Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik, 2014)
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    The real-time systems community has over the years devoted considerable attention to the impact on execution timing that arises from contention on access to hardware shared resources. The relevance of this problem has been ...
  • Control-flow recovery validation using microarchitectural invariants 

    Carretero Casado, Javier Sebastián; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Vera Gómez, Javier; Chaparro Valero, Pedro Alonso (2011)
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    Processors' design complexity increases with transistors' growing density. At the same time, market competence requires a decreasing time-to-market, and therefore, reduced validation time. Such time reduction imposes new ...
  • Deconstructing bus access control policies for real-time multicores 

    Jalle Ibarra, Javier; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Quiñones, Eduardo; Fossati, Luca; Zulianello, Marco; Cazorla Almeida, Francisco Javier (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2013)
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    Multicores may satisfy the growing performance requirements of critical Real-Time systems which has made industry to consider them for future real-time systems. In a multicore, the bus contention-control policy plays a key ...
  • Design and integration of hierarchical-placement multi-level caches for real-Time systems 

    Benedicte Illescas, Pedro; Hernandez, Carles; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Cazorla Almeida, Francisco Javier (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    Enabling timing analysis in the presence of caches has been pursued by the real-Time embedded systems (RTES) community for years due to cache's huge potential to reduce software's worst-case execution time (WCET). However, ...
  • Design of complex circuits using the via-configurable transistor array regular layout fabric 

    Pons Solé, Marc; Moll Echeto, Francisco de Borja; Rubio Sola, Jose Antonio; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Vera Rivera, Francisco Javier; González Colás, Antonio María (IEEE Computer Society Publications, 2011)
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    Layout regularity will be mandatory for future CMOS technologies to mitigate manufacturability issues. However, existing CAD tools do not meet the needs imposed by regularity constraints. In this paper we present a new ...
  • DReAM: Per-task DRAM energy metering in multicore systems 

    Liu, Qixiao; Moreto Planas, Miquel; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Cazorla Almeida, Francisco Javier; Valero Cortés, Mateo (Springer, 2014)
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    Interaction across applications in DRAM memory impacts its energy consumption. This paper makes the case for accurate per-task DRAM energy metering in multicores, which opens new paths to energy/performance optimizations, ...
  • DTM: degraded test mode for fault-aware probabilistic timing analysis 

    Slijepcevic, Mladen; Kosmidis, Leonidas; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Quiñones, Eduardo; Cazorla Almeida, Francisco Javier (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2013)
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    Existing timing analysis techniques to derive Worst-Case Execution Time (WCET) estimates assume that hardware in the target platform (e.g., the CPU) is fault-free. Given the performance requirements increase in current ...
  • Efficient cache architectures for reliable hybrid voltage operation using EDC codes 

    Maric, Bojan; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Valero Cortés, Mateo (2013)
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    Semiconductor technology evolution enables the design of sensor-based battery-powered ultra-low-cost chips (e.g., below 1 p) required for new market segments such as body, urban life and environment monitoring. Caches have ...
  • EOmesh: combined flow balancing and deterministic routing for reduced WCET estimates in embedded real-time systems 

    Cardona Nadal, Jordi; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Hernández Luz, Carles; Cazorla Almeida, Francisco Javier (2018-07-17)
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    The increasing performance needs in critical real-time embedded systems (CRTES) can only be satisfied with the use of high-performance manycore processors. While NoC-based manycore systems are popular in the high-performance ...
  • Fast time-to-market with via-configurable transistor array regular fabric: A delay-locked loop design case study 

    González Colás, Antonio María; Pons Solé, Marc; Barajas Ojeda, Enrique; Mateo Peña, Diego; López González, Juan Miguel; Moll Echeto, Francisco de Borja; Rubio Sola, Jose Antonio; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Vera Rivera, Francisco Javier (IEEE Computer Society Publications, 2011)
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    Time-to-market is a critical issue for nowadays integrated circuits manufacturers. In this paper the Via-Configurable Transistor Array regular layout fabric (VCTA), which aims to minimize the time-to-market and its associated ...
  • Fitting processor architectures for measurement-based probabilistic timing analysis 

    Kosmidis, Leonidas; Quiñones, Eduardo; Abella Ferrer, Jaume; Vardanega, Tullio; Hernández, Carles; Gianarro, Andrea; Broster, Ian; Cazorla Almeida, Francisco Javier (2016-11-01)
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    The pressing market demand for competitive performance/cost ratios compels Critical Real-Time Embedded Systems industry to employ feature-rich hardware. The ensuing rise in hardware complexity however makes worst-case ...