Real-Time Systems

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Prentice Hall, 2000 - Computers - 610 pages
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This valuable reference provides a comprehensive treatment of the technology known as RMA (rate-monotonic analysis) method. It also covers the tremendous recent advances in real-time operating systems and communications networks—emphasizing research results that have been adopted in state-of-the-art systems. Describing how and discussing why, this book uses insightful illustrative examples to convey technology transition in the last ten years. Coverage includes commonly used approaches to hard real-time scheduling, clock-driven scheduling, scheduling aperiodic and sporadic jobs in priority-driven systems, resources and resource access control, real-time communications, and operating systems. For systems architects, designers, chief scientists and technologists, and systems analysts.

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Real-Time Systems

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HARD VERSUS SOFT REALTIME SYSTEMS
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A REFERENCE MODEL OF REALTIME SYSTEMS
34
COMMONLY USED APPROACHES TO REALTIME SCHEDULING
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JANE W. S. LIU received her M.S. and Sc.D. in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before joining the University of Illinois, where she currently teaches, Jane worked with industry. She serves on numerous program committees and on symposia and workshops on real-time systems. She is currently a member of ACM and a Fellow of IEEE. Dr. Liu's current research is concerned with the means to provide an open environment to real-time applications.

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