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MCFlow: A Real-time Multi-core Aware Middleware for Dependent Task Graphs

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Executive Summary

Driven by the evolution of modern computer architectures from uni-processor to multi-core platforms, there is an increasing need to provide light-weight, efficient, and predictable support for fine-grained parallel and distributed execution of soft real-time tasks with end-to-end timing constraints, modeled as directed acyclic graphs whose edges capture dependences among their subtasks. At the same time, there is a need to support state of the art programming models such as distributed components, whose ability to encapsulate functionality and allow context-specific optimizations is essential to manage the increasing complexity of modern distributed real-time and embedded systems and systems-of-systems.

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