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Synchronous Modeling and Analysis of Data Intensive Applications

  • Abdoulaye Gamatié1Email author,
  • Éric Rutten2,
  • Huafeng Yu1,
  • Pierre Boulet1 and
  • Jean-Luc Dekeyser1
EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems20082008:561863

Received: 4 July 2007

Accepted: 25 June 2008

Published: 15 July 2008


We present the modeling of data-intensive parallel applications following the synchronous approach. We consider the GASPARD environment, which is dedicated to high-performance system-on-chip (SoC) codesign. Our motivation is to bridge the gap between the GASPARD design approach and the formal validation techniques provided by the synchronous technology. First, we define a synchronous dataflow equational model of GASPARD models. The modeling formalism adopted in GASPARD consists of an extension of the domain-specific language Array-OL. Then, we address correctness issues (e.g., causality and synchronizability analyses) about GASPARD models via their corresponding synchronous descriptions in order to formally validate the original system descriptions.

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Authors’ Affiliations

LIFL, CNRS/INRIA, Université de Lille 1
INRIA Rhône-Alpes


© Abdoulaye Gamatié et al. 2008

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