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Hard Real-Time Performances in Multiprocessor-Embedded Systems Using ASMP-Linux

  • Emiliano Betti1,
  • Daniel Pierre Bovet1,
  • Marco Cesati1 and
  • Roberto Gioiosa1, 2Email author
EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems20072008:582648

Received: 30 March 2007

Accepted: 15 August 2007

Published: 21 August 2007


Multiprocessor systems, especially those based on multicore or multithreaded processors, and new operating system architectures can satisfy the ever increasing computational requirements of embedded systems. ASMP-LINUX is a modified, high responsiveness, open-source hard real-time operating system for multiprocessor systems capable of providing high real-time performance while maintaining the code simple and not impacting on the performances of the rest of the system. Moreover, ASMP-LINUX does not require code changing or application recompiling/relinking. In order to assess the performances of ASMP-LINUX, benchmarks have been performed on several hardware platforms and configurations.

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Authors’ Affiliations

System Programming Research Group, Department of Computer Science, Systems, and Production, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy
Computer Architecture Group, Computer Science Division, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Barcelona, Spain


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