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Monday, October 22 • 15:05 - 15:45
Building Safe Systems with Linux - Nicholas McGuire, OpenTech

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With the increasing complexity of technical systems, as in autonomous robotic systems, the functionality of safety-related systems is dramatically changing and calling for elaborate capabilities, while at the same time demanding a high level of assurance. Linux is on the shortlist of many projects now due to its utility, its security capabilities, and its versatility, but can it be safe? It can be answered by assessing conformance to current functional safety standards. Defining and developing adequate methodologies for a safe Linux-based system was the goal of OSADL's SIL2LinuxMP project. Based on three years of work on SIL2LinuxMP at OSADL, Linux is a suitable candidate for complex safety-related systems.

The challenge is mapping the intent of functional safety standards to the concrete properties, capabilities, and limits of Linux. This talk shows the project's approach to compliance.


Nicholas McGuire

Functional Safety Expert, OpenTech
After working on Magnetic bearing control systems at the Technical University of Vienna, in 1995, Nicholas McGuire moved towards the other end of the spectrum towards clusters at the Inst. for Computational Material Science at the University of Vienna. With the focus shifting to real-time... Read More →

Monday October 22, 2018 15:05 - 15:45 BST
Lennox 2, Level -2