Cache partitioning reduces worst-case execution time and boosts CPU utilization for time critical tasks
Phoenix, AZ. May 11, 2015. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced Deos™ Fourpeaks, a verified DO-178 baseline for the Deos real-time operating system with complete Design Assurance Level A (DAL A) certification artifacts. The new baseline supports Deos cache partitioning and slack scheduling, which reduce worst-case execution time and boost overall performance without compromising safety criticality. The new baseline also features support for the ARINC 653 Part 1 Revision 3 specification, which provides the APEX API, scheduling, and time/space partitioning per the latest published ARINC 653 Standard.
“Deos was designed from the ground up to streamline the DO-178 certification process”, said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “This new Deos baseline provides complete verification evidence per the guidance of DO-178 Design Assurance Level A (DAL A) and supports our latest Deos innovations, including our cache partitioning functionality.”
Cache partitioning reduces worst-case execution time, increases CPU utilization, and simplifies safety certification by reducing cache competition. By setting aside dedicated partitions for critical applications, developers can reduce interference from applications residing in other partitions (on the same core or multiple cores), thereby speeding cache access and minimizing cache flushes and refills. This not only reduces worst-case execution time, but minimizes the time that must be budgeted to critical tasks. Together with Deos slack scheduling, which harvests the unused time budgeted to time-critical tasks and allocates it to other tasks, cache partitioning boosts CPU utilization for time critical tasks and overall performance.
Deos is a safety-critical embedded RTOS that has been certified to DO-178 DAL A since 1998. Featuring deterministic real-time response, the time and space partitioned RTOS employs patented ‘slack scheduling’ to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS. Deos was built from the ground up for safety-critical applications, and is the only certifiable time and space partitioned COTS RTOS that has been created using RTCA DO-178, Level A processes from the very first day of its product development. Deos provides the easiest, lowest cost path of any COTS RTOS to DO-178 Level A certification, the highest level of safety criticality.
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DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, Ada, Fortran and JOVIAL application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at at 4600 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.ddci.com/mktg.php?mc=pr1502.