Soft Real-Time Systems: Predictability vs. Efficiency

Predictability vs. Efficiency

By Giorgio C Buttazzo , Giuseppe Lipari , Luca Abeni , Marco Caccamo

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  • ISBN13: 978-0-3872-3701-5
  • 283 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: July 2, 2006
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF

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Hard real-time systems are very predictable, but not sufficiently flexible to adapt to dynamic situations. They are built under pessimistic assumptions to cope with worst-case scenarios, so they often waste resources. Soft real-time systems are built to reduce resource consumption, tolerate overloads and adapt to system changes. They are also more suited to novel applications of real-time technology, such as multimedia systems, monitoring apparatuses, telecommunication networks, mobile robotics, virtual reality, and interactive computer games. This unique monograph provides concrete methods for building flexible, predictable soft real-time systems, in order to optimize resources and reduce costs. It is an invaluable reference for developers, as well as researchers and students in Computer Science.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction.
  2. Overload Management.
  3. Temporal Protection.
  4. Multi
  5. Thread Applications.
  6. Synchronization Protocols.
  7. Resource Reclaiming.
  8. QoS Management.
  9. Feedback Scheduling.
  10. Stochastic Scheduling.

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