Master Thesis Student
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Evaluation of open-source hypervisors for safety critical railway applications
With the advent of Systems-on-Chip for functional safety applications and novel levels of multi-core integration, safety products are getting more compact and more energy efficient. One way of achieving high levels of performance and utilization on such a system is to use hypervisors. A hypervisor partitions the hardware resources (e.g., CPU, RAM, peripherals) into several separate virtual machines that can be used independently.
However, in the safety applications, the hypervisor not only itself should operate in a safe and secure way but should also maintain the isolation between the virtual machines, so that one faulty machine does not jeopardize the operation of others.
The focus of this master thesis is to study and evaluate today’s open-source hypervisors and railway standards such as EN 50128 and IEC 61508-3. You shall devise a metric to evaluate and measure the gaps of available hypervisors to the requirements of safety applications in the railway domain. Also, you shall specify techniques and methods that need to be added to the top-rated hypervisor from the evaluation to meet the requirements for the highest level of safety of EN 50128.
You shall have a good knowledge and understanding of the following areas:
- Computer Architecture.
- Realtime systems and Operating Systems
- Software programming
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