Partitioning Real-Time Systems on Multiprocessors with Shared Resources

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Abstract

In this paper we propose a blocking-aware partitioning algorithm which allocates a task set on a multiprocessor (multi-core) platform in a way that the overall amount of blocking times of tasks are decreased. The algorithm reduces the total utilization which, in turn, has the potential to decrease the total number of required processors (cores). In this paper we evaluate our algorithm and compare it with an existing similar algorithm. The comparison criteria includes both number of schedulable systems as well as processor reduction performance.

This work was partially supported by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) via Mälardalen Real-Time Research Centre (MRTC) at Mälardalen University.