Parallel processing: a safer option for real-time control software

Carl Birkinshaw, Peter Croll, Derek Marriot, Paddy Nixon

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Software is increasingly being used to control applications demanding high performance and high reliability. Modern parallel processing technologies can offer systems designers many advances towards satisfying these requirements. This paper considers whether the current software safety standards, and the methods they advocate, are sufficiently mature to reach this objective. A particular example of a parallel development method derived from formal mathematics is explored. The aim is to identify both a pragmatic and intuitive development method suitable to control systems applications. This method should permit a fair degree of automation of a control system's behaviour analysis necessary to establish a safe parallel implementation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1994 International Conference on Control - Control '94
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0852966105
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
Event1994 International Conference on Control - Control '94 - Conventry, Conventry, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Mar 199424 Mar 1994


Conference1994 International Conference on Control - Control '94
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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