This living lab contains use cases from different domains. It will demonstrate the use of results from WP1 - WP5. The main objective of living lab WP12 is to demonstrate that multi-cores can be used to achieve significant advances beyond the state of the art. It will prepare the ground for future applications of mixed-criticality multi-core systems. WP 12 will tailor the generic cross-domain architecture of WP1 to the needs of this living lab’s application domains by software. The WP12 use cases mostly address mixed-criticality multi-core challenges that can be solved in a cost-efficient way by a combination of software and commercially available hardware like FPGAs.
The Cross Domain Applications living lab has 5 use cases from different domains. They contribute to these objectives:
This use case is about the signal processing and seismic processing which takes place on board seismic surveying ships. Up to 8 10 km long cables are dragged after a ship. There are tens of thousands of sensors and computing and networking devices in these cables. It is critical that a cable is kept in the right position, a control system governs this. At the same time massive amounts of data are registered by the sensors and sent over the cable network to dedicated embedded computing devices on board the ship.
T12.1 major objectives are
This use case will achieve
The results of this task will give European industry access to powerful tools for hardware that is available at highly-competitive costs.
The main goal of this industrial case is to further develop and use computer vision technologies – or more specifically video streaming technology – to ensure that critical infrastructures are safe and reliable.
It consists of several parts addressing:
These tasks can lead in improvement an integration of the algorithms in real-time hardware implementation of low level algorithms for video processing, hardware for higher level tasks, combined hardware and software solutions or industrial applications of better quality.
Task 12.3 targets the application of EMC² technology it the healthcare imaging domain.
In this domain very large images need to be processed in low latency. Complex image processing is necessary to keep all image information available, while at the same time increasing the information level of the images.
As very complex and configurable algorithms are in use, it is important to be able to develop the applications independent of the underlying hardware configuration. To prepare for evolution and to address the variability in products, it is necessary that the software can easily be ported to different underlying hardware configurations and the underlying heterogeneous hardware resources are transparently managed without application developers’ intervention. To ease portability, the demonstrators are built using domain-specific abstractions of the image processing algorithms.
The healthcare demonstration applies the EMC² technology in several healthcare situations involving medical images. The healthcare applications, served by the demonstrator, cover medical diagnostic and intervention support systems. In interventional situations real-time processing is crucial. For efficiency reasons we need to be able to host several applications, with diverse latency and performance requirements on a single chip or board solution. This means co-location of real-time and non-real-time processing on a single chip/board.
The algorithms that will run on the EMC² many-core execution platform involve massive image processing of different kinds (like noise reduction, image segmentation, image fusion etc.), but the background processing of the same piece of hardware deals amongst others with user interface, workflow support, decision support, administrative tasks, and (image) data storage and transfer.
T12.4 will create a prototype application covering the business domain power system control. The system is required to perform a variety of computation intensive operations, with very high real-time requirements, on data coming in concurrent streams.
Objectives will be to establish a tool chain for embedded system developments on multicore SW and HW technologies. The aim is to (semi-) automatically provide an (almost) optimal solution for multicore SW / HW partitioning and mapping, to (semi-) automatically exchange tools at different stages in the design flow. Further goal lies in (semi-)automatically providing an (almost) optimal solution for multicore HW/SW partitioning and mapping.
To meet these challenges, this task will
This use case shall achieve
Thus, the results of this task will give European industry access to powerful tools for hardware that is available at highly-competitive costs.
The objective of this use case is to tackle challenges in the railway domain posed by multi-core architectures.
The railway domain usually relies heavily on COTS hardware, which is steadily moving towards multi-core architectures. This trend demands new strategies for safety concepts, processing models, incremental certification and for capitalizing on additional performance.
EMC² will develop the roadmap of future generations of the TAS platform to overcome limitations imposed by the current state of the art. In particular:
The use case will
Task 12.5 will achieve: