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Arnaud Grasset, Thales Research & Tech., France


Reliable and Predictable MPSoCs for Critical Embedded Systems


The increasing requirements for performance and functionalities push toward the use of multi-processor SoC in critical real-time embedded systems. Such systems have however to fulfill the high dependability requirements being set in mission-critical and safety-critical domains. But ensuring guarantees on the tasks execution times of applications is more and more challenging with the introduction of more and more complex architectures. And with the down-scaling of CMOS device dimensions, computing systems will be more and more exposed to effects of process variation and wear-out that could severely compromise the reliability of integrated circuits. This talk will present the industry perspectives and the challenges of critical embedded systems, and explore solutions for the design of reliable and predictable computing platforms.


Arnaud Grasset is a research engineer at Thales Research & Technology with more than 10 years of experience in Computer Architecture and Integrated Circuit design. He received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, France, in 2002, and the Ph.D. degree from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France, in 2006. He joined Thales Research & Technology, in 2006, where he worked on computer architectures for embedded systems. He participated in various collaborative projects including the MORPHEUS FP6 project, the SYNAPTIC FP7 project and he is currently involved in the CLERECO FP7 project. His research interests include system-level design of MPSoCs, reconfigurable architectures, and architectures for safety-critical embedded systems.

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