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A Hierarchical Multiprocessor Bandwidth Reservation Scheme with Timing Hennadiy Leontyev and James H. Anderson
 

Summary: A Hierarchical Multiprocessor Bandwidth Reservation Scheme with Timing
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Hennadiy Leontyev and James H. Anderson
Department of Computer Science, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Abstract
A multiprocessor scheduling scheme is presented for
supporting hierarchical containers that encapsulate spo-
radic soft and hard real-time tasks. In this scheme, each
container is allocated a specified bandwidth, which it uses
to schedule its children (some of which may also be con-
tainers). This scheme is novel in that, with only soft real-
time tasks, no utilization loss is incurred when provisioning
containers, even in arbitrarily deep hierarchies. Presented
experiments show that the proposed scheme performs well
compared to conventional real-time scheduling techniques
that do not provide container isolation.
1 Introduction
In the Linux community, two recent developments have
occurred that are of relevance to real-time software design
processes. The first is the introduction of "real-time" fea-

  

Source: Anderson, James - Department of Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences