"RECOMP" stands for Reduced Certification Costs Using Trusted Multi-core Platforms and is a European funded project from ARTEMIS JOINT UNDERTAKING (JU). The project started April 1th of 2010 and has duration of 36 months.
RECOMP research project pretend to form a joint European task force contributing to the European Standard Reference Technology Platform for enabling cost-efficient certification and re-certification of safety-critical systems and mixed-criticality systems, i.e. systems containing safety-critical and non-safety-critical components. The aim is establish methods, tools and platforms for enabling cost-efficient (re-)certification of safety-critical and mixed-criticality systems. Applications addressed are automotive, aerospace, industrial control systems, and lifts and transportation systems.
RECOMP recognizes the fact that the increasing processing power of embedded systems is mainly provided by increasing the number of processing cores. The increased numbers of cores is a design challenge in the safety-critical area, as there are no established approaches to achieve certification. At the same time there is an increased need for flexibility in the products in the safety-critical market. This need for flexibility puts new requirements on the customization and the upgradability of both the non-safety-critical and safety-critical parts. The difficulty with this is the large cost in both effort and money of the re-certification of the modified software.
RECOMP will provide reference designs and platform architectures, together with the required design methods and tools, for achieving cost-effective certification and re-certification of mixed-criticality, component based, multicore systems. The aim of RECOMP is to define a European standard reference technology, supported by the European tool vendors participating in RECOMP.