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Scheduling Real-Time Tasks in Multiprocessor and Distributed Systems

The use of multiprocessor and distributed systems in real-time applications is becoming popular. One reason for this popularity of multiprocessor and distributed systems is the recent drop in their prices. Now dual processor machines are available at 50 to 60,000 rupees and the prices are set to drop even further. Besides, distributed platforms such as networked PCs are common place. Another reason that attracts real-time system developers to deploy multiprocessor and distributed systems is the faster response times and fault-tolerance features of such systems. Further, distributed processing is often suitable for applications that are naturally distributed and the events ...

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