Delft University of Technology
Parallel systems were for a long time confined to high-performance computing. However, with the increasing popularity of multicore processors, parallelization has also become important for other computing domains, such as desktops and embedded systems. Mission-critical embedded software, like that used in avionics and automotive industry, also needs to guarantee real time behavior. For that purpose, tools are needed to calculate the Worst-Case Execution Time (WCET) of tasks running on a processor, so that the real time system can make sure that real time guarantees are met.