This project was supported in part by DARPA contracts/grants N66001-97-C-8522, N66001-97-C-8523, and F19628-95-C-0193, and by Tektronix, Inc. and Intel Corporation.
Middleware, Application software -- Development, Real-time data processing -- Design
The recent effort to define middleware capable of supporting real-time applications creates the opportunity to raise the level of abstraction presented to the programmer. We propose that proportion/period is a better abstraction for specifying resource needs and allocation than priorities. We are currently investigating techniques to address some issues that are restricting use of proportion/period scheduling to research real-time prototypes. In particular, we are investigating techniques to automate the task of selecting proportion and period, and that allow proportion/period to incorporate job importance under overload conditions.
Steere, David; Walpole, Jonathan; and Pu, Calton, "Work in Progress: Automating Proportion/Period Scheduling" (1999). Computer Science Faculty Publications and Presentations. 88.