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An increasing number of distributed real-time applications are running on multicore platforms. However, existing real-time middleware (e.g., Real-Time CORBA) lacks support for scheduling soft real-time tasks on multicore platforms while guaranteeing their time constraints will be satisfied. This paper makes three contributions to the state of the art in real-time system software for multicore platforms. First, it offers what is to our knowledge the first experimental analysis of real-time performance for vanilla Linux primitives on multicore platforms. Second, it presents MC-ORB, the first real-time object request broker (ORB), designed to exploit the features of multicore platforms, with admission control and task allocation services that can provide schedulability guarantees for soft real-time tasks on multicore platforms. Third, it gives a performance evaluation of MC-ORB on a Linux multicore testbed, the results of which demonstrate the efficiency and effectiveness of MC-ORB.
Zhang, Yuanfang; Gill, Christopher; and Lu, Chenyang, "Real-Time Performance and Middleware on Multicore Linux Platforms" Report Number: WUCSE-2008-10 (2008). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.