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Issue No. 12 - Dec. (1986 vol. 12)
ISSN: 0098-5589
pp: 1139-1144
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

D. W. Leinbaugh and M. Yamini, "Guaranteed response times in a distributed hard-real-time environment," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 12, no. , pp. 1139-1144, 1986.
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