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WebAssembly (Wasm) is a virtualization technology that lets you run code written in C, C++, Rust, Zig, Go directly in a browser. Similar to Java VM or .NET, it relies on a simple, stack based intermediate language, which is then executed by the host runtime. Despite its name, WebAssembly is not intended only for browsers, but there exist several host runtimes, so called embedders, which enable you to run the same code "anywhere", incl. devices like Raspberry Pis. While the software for real-time embedded systems is still often tailored to specific target hardware hosts, flexibility and dynamic function allocation has become more and more important also for IoT and automation systems. WebAssembly's benefits over VMs and containers (more lightweight and secure) make it a promising candidate technology for such next generation embedded systems. This project shall investigate the feasibility of WebAssembly for IoT and automation scenarios. In particular, it shall evaluate the real-time capabilities of WebAssembly.
- Acquire knowledge, survey and summarize literature on related technologies (WebAssembly)
- Design, implement, and execute experiments on real-time performance
- Report on your work, including presentation and interpretation of results
- Contribute to a scientific publication
- Currently pursuing a MSc degree in the area of Software Engineering, Computer Science or adjacent field
- Experience with one or more of the following programming languages: C, C++, Rust, Go.
- Experience with WebAssembly, Real-time systems, Docker containers a plus.
- Interest in software systems, independent working, curiosity, English.
|Ubicación||Baden-Daettwil, Aargau, Switzerland|
|Tipo de empleo||Full time|
|Función laboral||Engineering & Science|
|Fecha de publicación||2023-04-06|
|Número de referencia||CH55045418|
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