Abstract: A method is employed for pre-assignment and pre-scheduling of tasks that enables allocation across multiple physical processors arranged in a variety of architectures. The method comprises the steps of: constructing a DFG of tasks to be performed to provide a solution for a problem; determining cost values for each task and the overall problem, such cost values taking into account a target multiprocessor architecture and factors such as elapsed task execution times. The method pre-assigns the tasks to logical processors and assures that inter-dependent tasks are executable by logical processors that are within required communications delay criteria of each other. The assigning action attempts to arrive at a minimal cost value for all tasks comprising the problem. The pre-assigned tasks are then pre-scheduled based upon a performance criteria and are converted to machine code. The machine code is then deployed to physical processors in the target multi-processor architecture.
April 12, 1993
Date of Patent:
May 23, 1995
Loral/Rohm Mil-Spec Corp.
Peter D. Hunt, Jon K. Elliott, Richard J. Tobias, Alan J. Herring, Craig R. Morgan, John A. Hiller