National University of Singapore
Real-time multi-media applications are increasingly mapped on modern embedded systems based on Multi-Processor Systems-on-Chip (MPSoC). Tasks of the applications need to be mapped on the MPSoC resources efficiently in order to satisfy their performance constraints. Exploring all the possible mappings, i.e., tasks to resources combinations exhaustively may take days or weeks. Additionally, the exploration is performed at design-time, which cannot handle dynamism in applications and resources' status. A runtime mapping technique can cater for the dynamism but cannot guarantee for strict timing deadlines due to large computations involved at run-time.