On April 3rd and 4th, the Real-Time Systems (ReTiS) laboratory of the Institute of Communication, Information and Perception Technologies (TeCIP) of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna hosted the first summit on scheduling and power management in the Linux kernel (OSPM).

The event has been the opportunity for kernel developers, industries, and academia to discuss the challenges and possible solutions to fruitfully exploit the capabilities of current and upcoming computing platforms. The attendance included guests from the major companies in the field, like ARM, Linaro, Intel, Google, and Red Hat.

The workshop included discussions about patches that are already under review in the Linux kernel mailing list, as well as planning of forward-looking tasks centered around power management in the Linux kernel. The list of topics included: Energy Aware Scheduling; scheduling techniques for real-time applications and SCHED_DEADLINE, a part of the kernel the ReTiS has been actively contributing to, in the last years; workload tracking and estimation for power-management purposes; IRQ prediction; ACPI power management; mobile/server power management real-world use cases and tools.

It’s possible to view all talks on the ReTiS channel on Youtube.