In this paper, we consider real-time applications consisting of multiple tasks, which are executed on computing cores managed by a resource reservatin scheduler. The tasks are organised in a linear topology (pipeline). The result produced by a task as a result of one of its activations is used as input for the task at the next stage of the pipeline. The time required for each execution of a task is a random variable. We assume a bufferless communication semantic, whereby a data item produced by a task is outright dropped if the consumer is not ready to execute. Assuming a bufferless communication simplifies the computation of the probability distribution of the end-to-end delay, since when an item is correctly processed by the pipeline its accumulated delay is simply the sum of the delays incurred in each stage. However, data can be dropped at any stage if the pipeline, and this requires a precedure to compute the probability of such an event. This computation is the main problem addressed in the paper, where we also show the practical applicability of the approach through a set of experiments.
|Titolo:||Probabilistic analysis of bufferless pipelines of real-time tasks|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo Atti Congressi/Articoli in extenso|