Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
In the embedded world, symmetric multiprocessing architectures are currently most popular, however more embedded hardware platforms are being developed with asymmetric multiprocessor architectures. These may enable higher performance and provide cleaner separation of subsystems. Telecom applications are typically designed applying a planar architecture pattern. The goal of the authors' experiments is to compare the performance and cross-plane influence in dual-core symmetric and asymmetric multiprocessing environments. Next to a pronounced performance difference, a cross-influence between the different planes has been verified.