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Parallel and Distributed Real-time System

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: DIT172

The course is not given as a stand-alone course this academic year, but can be included in the program/course package. For information contact the department.

About the Course

This course is intended to give a deeper understanding of the problems involved in
designing real-time systems based on multiprocessor architectures.
Specifically, the course covers the following topics:
• Background: motivation for; and definition of; real-time computing systems.
• Characteristics of real-time systems: application constraints; Design methods; task
models; run-time mechanisms; architectures.
• Evaluation of real-time systems: performance measures; Evaluation methodologies.
• Single and multiprocessor scheduling: problem definition; terminology; and
• Complexity theory and NP-completeness in the context of real-time scheduling.
• real-time communications: protocols and end-to-end delay guarantees.
• Fault-tolerance techniques for real-time systems: models; algorithms and architectures.
• Estimation of task execution times.

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Course Syllabus


Tuition Fee

Please contact the department.
EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering
41296 Göteborg

Visiting address: Rännvägen 6 B

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