Building Adaptable, QoS-aware Dependable Embedded Systems
Ref: HURRAY-TR-061005 Publication Date: 1, Oct, 2006
Building Adaptable, QoS-aware Dependable Embedded SystemsRef: HURRAY-TR-061005 Publication Date: 1, Oct, 2006
Most of today’s embedded systems are required to work in dynamic environments, where the characteristics of the computational load cannot always be predicted in advance. Furthermore, resource needs are usually data dependent and vary over time. Resource constrained devices may need to cooperate with neighbour nodes in order to fulfil those requirements and handle stringent non-functional constraints. This paper describes a framework that facilitates the distribution of resource intensive services across a community of nodes, forming temporary coalitions for a cooperative QoS-aware execution. The increasing need to tailor provided service to each application’s specific needs determines the dynamic selection of peers to form such a coalition. The system is able to react to load variations, degrading its performance in a controlled fashion if needed. Isolation between different services is achieved by guaranteeing a minimal service quality to accepted services and by an efficient overload control that considers the challenges and opportunities of dynamic distributed embedded systems.
3rd International Workshop on Dependable Embedded Systems.
Leeds, United Kingdom.