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

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EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems20072008:582648

  • Received: 30 March 2007
  • Accepted: 15 August 2007
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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.


  • Operating System
  • High Responsiveness
  • Control Structure
  • System Architecture
  • Embed System

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Authors’ Affiliations

System Programming Research Group, Department of Computer Science, Systems, and Production, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Via del Politecnico 1, Rome, 00133, Italy
Computer Architecture Group, Computer Science Division, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), c/ Jordi Girona 31, Barcelona, 08034, Spain


© Emiliano Betti et al. 2008

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