Issue No. 12 - Dec. (1986 vol. 12)
Dennis W. Leinbaugh , AT&T Bell Laboratories, Columbus, OH 43213
Mohamad-Reza Yamini , AT&T Bell Laboratories, Columbus, OH 43213
A distributed real-time programming model is presented. It consists of a set of tasks whose segments require processor time and devices and is run on a dedicated network of microcomputers. A task is started upon receipt of an external signal or the completion of other tasks. Segments communicate via message passing and there may be a limited number of transient communication errors. A heuristic algorithm is developed to determine an upper bound upon the response time of each task. Consequently, it is useful in a hard-real-time environment to determine if response times will always be met.
Time factors, Upper bound, Operating systems, Optimal scheduling, Performance evaluation, Delay, Real-time systems, response time analysis, Distributed operating system, guaranteed response time, hard-real-time, process control, programming model
Dennis W. Leinbaugh, Mohamad-Reza Yamini, "Guaranteed response times in a distributed hard-real-time environment", IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 12, no. , pp. 1139-1144, Dec. 1986, doi:10.1109/TSE.1986.6313009