An Operating System Architecture Design for Heterogeneous Multi-Core Processor Based on Multi-Master Model
The traditional distributed operating system (OS) and homogeneous multiprocessors OS are not suitable for heterogeneous multi-core processor (HMP) in real-time and efficiency performance. After researching the structure and the development trend of the HMP, this paper presents a multi-master model real-time operating system architecture for HMP, which is designed with symmetric structure and functional modularization, and every kernel can manage resources, tasks and other shared devices as a master to improve the real-time and efficiency performance, to solve the bottle-neck problem that the single master can not satisfy the requirement of performance with increasing of the slave number. This architecture can adapt to different structure processor core with configurable function module. On the other hand, it can also reduce the development difficulty of the heterogeneous multi-core processor OS.
J. C. Jiang and T. Q. Wang, "An Operating System Architecture Design for Heterogeneous Multi-Core Processor Based on Multi-Master Model", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 187, pp. 190-197, 2011