An Open Framework for Real-Time Scheduling Simulation

  • Thorsten Kramp
  • Matthias Adrian
  • Rainer Koster
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1800)


Real-time systems seek to guarantee predictable run-time behaviour to ensure that tasks will meet their deadlines. Optimal scheduling decisions, however, easily impose unacceptable run-time costs for many but the most basic scheduling problems, specifically in the context of multiprocessors and distributed systems. Deriving suitable heuristics then usually requires extensive simulations to gain confidence in the chosen approach. In this paper we therefore present Fortissimo, an open framework that facilitates the development of taylor-made real-time scheduling simulators for Multiprocessor systems.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thorsten Kramp
    • 1
  • Matthias Adrian
    • 1
  • Rainer Koster
    • 1
  1. 1.Distributed Systems Group, Dept. of Computer ScienceUniversity of KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany

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