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Polytopol computing for multi-core and distributed systems
Author(s): Henk Spaanenburg; Lambert Spaanenburg; Johan Ranefors
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Paper Abstract

Multi-core computing provides new challenges to software engineering. The paper addresses such issues in the general setting of polytopol computing, that takes multi-core problems in such widely differing areas as ambient intelligence sensor networks and cloud computing into account. It argues that the essence lies in a suitable allocation of free moving tasks. Where hardware is ubiquitous and pervasive, the network is virtualized into a connection of software snippets judiciously injected to such hardware that a system function looks as one again. The concept of polytopol computing provides a further formalization in terms of the partitioning of labor between collector and sensor nodes. Collectors provide functions such as a knowledge integrator, awareness collector, situation displayer/reporter, communicator of clues and an inquiry-interface provider. Sensors provide functions such as anomaly detection (only communicating singularities, not continuous observation), they are generally powered or self-powered, amorphous (not on a grid) with generation-and-attrition, field re-programmable, and sensor plug-and-play-able. Together the collector and the sensor are part of the skeleton injector mechanism, added to every node, and give the network the ability to organize itself into some of many topologies. Finally we will discuss a number of applications and indicate how a multi-core architecture supports the security aspects of the skeleton injector.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7363, VLSI Circuits and Systems IV, 736307 (28 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.823526
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Henk Spaanenburg, Heterogeneous Computing LLC (United States)
Lambert Spaanenburg, Lund Univ. (Sweden)
Johan Ranefors, GlimWorks (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7363:
VLSI Circuits and Systems IV
Teresa Riesgo; Eduardo de la Torre; Leandro Soares Indrusiak, Editor(s)

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