Date Added: Sep 2009
To cope with the ever increasing complexity of today's computing systems, the Concepts of Autonomic and Organic Computing (AC/OC) have been devised. Organic or autonomic systems are characterized by so-called self-X properties such as self-configuration and self-optimization. This approach is particularly interesting in the domain of distributed, embedded, real-time systems. The CAR-SoC project aims to realize such a system, employing AC/OC properties throughout the whole hardware and software stack. This paper describes the architecture of the middleware CARISMA, which interconnects the individual CAR-SoC nodes.