Real-Time Systems Foundations

  • Paulo Veríssimo
  • Luís Rodrigues
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Part of the Advances in Distributed Computing and Middleware book series (DIST, volume 1)

Abstract

This chapter addresses the fundamental concepts concerning real-time, starting with the definition real-time and clarifying a few current misconceptions. It traces the evolution of real-time computing towards distribution and discusses its relation with fault-tolerance. Finally, the most relevant architectural approaches to real-time in networks and distributed systems are introduced, to be detailed in the subsequent chapters of this part.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paulo Veríssimo
    • 1
  • Luís Rodrigues
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LisboaPortugal

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