Convex optimization framework for intermediate deadline assignment in soft and hard real-time distributed systems
Ref: CISTER-TR-140518 Publication Date: Oct 2012
Convex optimization framework for intermediate deadline assignment in soft and hard real-time distributed systemsRef: CISTER-TR-140518 Publication Date: Oct 2012
It is generally challenging to determine end-to-end delays of applications for maximizing the aggregate system utility subject to timing constraints. Many practical approaches suggest the use of intermediate deadline of tasks in order to control and upper-bound their end-to-end delays. This paper proposes a unified framework for different time-sensitive, global optimization problems, and solves them in a distributed manner using Lagrangian duality. The framework uses global viewpoints to assign intermediate deadlines, taking resource contention among tasks into consideration. For soft real-time tasks, the proposed framework effectively addresses the deadline assignment problem while maximizing the aggregate quality of service. For hard real-time tasks, we show that existing heuristic solutions to the deadline assignment problem can be incorporated into the proposed framework, enriching their mathematical interpretation.
Published in Journal of Systems and Software, Elsevier Science Inc., Volume 85, Issue 10, pp 2331-2339.