Component-Based Design in Multiprocessor Real-Time Systems
Component-based design for real-time systems has primarily focused upon integrating subsystems upon single processor platforms. In this paper, the authors propose an abstraction for components with real-time requirements co-executing upon a multiprocessor platform. They show this abstraction may be efficiently computed and integrated into known schedulability tests from multiprocessor platforms. Furthermore, they discuss the advantages and disadvantages of their proposed abstraction and highlight some areas of future research for component-based design for multiprocessor real-time systems.