The AXIOM Platform for Next-Generation Cyber Physical Systems

Dimitris Theodoropoulos*, Somnath Mazumdar, Eduard Ayguade, Nicola Bettin, Javier Bueno, Sara Ermini, Antonio Filgueras, Daniel Jiménez-González, Carlos Álvarez Martínez, Xavier Martorell, Francesco Montefoschi, David Oro, Dionisis Pnevmatikatos, Antonio Rizzo, Paolo Gai, Stefano Garzarella, Bruno Morelli, Alberto Pomella, Roberto Giorgi

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Abstract

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs) are widely used in many applications that require interactions between humans and their physical environment. These systems usually integrate a set of hardware-software components for optimal application execution in terms of performance and energy consumption. The AXIOM project (Agile, eXtensible, fast I/O Module), presented in this paper, proposes a hardware-software platform for CPS coupled with an easy parallel programming model and sufficient connectivity so that the performance can scale-up by adding multiple boards. AXIOM supports a task-based programming model based on OmpSs and leverages a high-speed, inexpensive communication interface called AXIOM-Link. The board also tightly couples the CPU with reconfigurable resources to accelerate portions of the applications. As case studies, AXIOM uses smart video surveillance, and smart home living applications.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMicroprocessors and Microsystems
Volume52
Pages (from-to)540-555
Number of pages16
ISSN0141-9331
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Distributed shared memory
  • Programming model
  • Performance evaluation
  • Reconfigurable
  • Smart video surveillance
  • Smart home living

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