[riot-devel] Benchmarking of Real-Time Operating Systems for Internet of Things Devices

Peter Kietzmann peter.kietzmann at haw-hamburg.de
Mon Oct 1 11:11:04 CEST 2018

PS: You may want to have a look at this work:



On 25/09/2018 23:54, Peter Kietzmann wrote:
> Hi guys,
> that sounds awesome! Just some hints inline.
> On 25/09/2018 18:13, Julien Gomez wrote:
>> Hello RIOT community !
>> We are two students of the Université catholique de Louvain from Belgium
>> and we work on our master thesis. The thesis is called "Benchmarking of
>> Real-Time Operating Systems for Internet of Things Devices" and is about
>> comparing the different implementations of open-source RTOS's currently
>> available on the market.
>> In broad outline, we are planning to analyze the scheduling, switching
>> context, memory management and/or any relevant metric dependant of the
>> operating system.
>> Another goal is to compare networking performances or implementations of
>> the various stacks available. We have currently no concrete planning for
>> this part.
>> This project will be open source (because we <3 the open source).
> Great, same here :-).
>> Here are some questions we have for you:
>> - "What would you like to see in this benchmarking project?";
>> - "What RTOS should we benchmark?";
> Independent from *RT*OS I'd suggest RIOT, contiki-ng, Zephyr, Mynewt. If
> you find common ground then FreeRTOS and in case of too much time, add mbed.
>> - "What metric should we consider?".
> Just speaking for the networking part, next to the analysis that you
> were pointed to off-list, one might want to see comparable numbers for
> the other OSes. Furthermore a more detailed energy analysis is missing.
> Also it would be nice to see how different OSes perform in an "all day"
> IoT scenario. For example: x devices in a multi-hop topology communicate
> sensor readings each y seconds. What's the energy consumption, what's
> the maximum throughput before break-down? And the like ...
> Interoperability, feature sets, and device support are important metrics
> next to community agility which is obviously hard to measure but
> important when it comes to willingness/speed to migrate bug fixes.
>> We'd love to hear your recommandations or any help you can provide us with.
>> Also if you are interested about how the project will evolve, we'll be
>> glad to update you on our progress.
> I am interested.
> Best
> Peter
>> If the project gain lot of interests, we will probably create a
>> communication channel like Slack or Gitter.
>> Sincerely,
>> Julien Gomez and Trong-Vu Tran
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Peter Kietzmann

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