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Parallel NuSMV: A NuSMV Extension for the Verification of Complex Embedded Systems

  • Orlando Ferrante
  • Luca Benvenuti
  • Leonardo Mangeruca
  • Christos Sofronis
  • Alberto Ferrari
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7613)

Abstract

In this paper we present Parallel NuSMV, a tool based on the NuSMV model checker that integrates the ManySAT parallel SAT solver. The PNuSMV is part of the FormalSpecs Verifier framework for the formal verification of Simulink/Stateflow models. The experiments we performed show that the use of a parallel SAT solver allows for an average speedup of an order of magnitude or more on industry-level size models. The main contributions of the papers are (1) the description of the PNuSMV model checker (2) the description of the verification time speedup w.r.t. the NuSMV tool for the verification of industrial-sized embedded systems and (3) the integration of the tool in the FormalSpecs Verifier framework for the verification of Simulink/Stateflow models with the application to a cruise control case study.

Keywords

model checking embedded systems contract-based design formal verification 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Orlando Ferrante
    • 1
  • Luca Benvenuti
    • 1
  • Leonardo Mangeruca
    • 1
  • Christos Sofronis
    • 1
  • Alberto Ferrari
    • 1
  1. 1.ALES S.r.l.RomeItaly

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