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The UpScale Software Development Kit (UpScale SDK) is a framework for the development of workload-intensive applications, with real-time requirements.
The UpScale SDK targets systems that demand more and more computational performance to process large amounts of data from multiple data sources, whilst requiring guarantees on processing response times. Manycore processor architectures allow these performance requirements to be achieved, by integrating dozens or hundreds of cores, interconnected with complex networks on chip, paving the way for parallel computing. Unfortunately, parallelization brings many challenges, by drastically affecting the system’s timing behaviour: providing guarantees becomes harder, because the behaviour of the system running on a multicore processor depends on interactions that are usually not known by the system designer. This causes system analysts to struggle to provide timing guarantees for such platforms.
UpScale tackles this challenge by including technologies from different computing segments to successfully exploit the performance opportunities brought by parallel programming models used in the highperformance domain and timing analysis from the embedded real-time domain, for newest manycore embedded processors available.
The SDK includes the following components:
UpScale is a result of the European project P-SOCRATES (Parallel Software Framework for Time-Critical Many-core Systems, FP7- 611016), which addressed the challenges of predictability and performance of applications with high-performance and real-time requirements. The consortium was led by Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal, and also comprised: Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, Spain, University of Modena and Regio Emilia, Italy, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland, Evidence SRL, Italy, Active Technologies SRL, Italy and ATOS, Spain.