Federated scheduling is a promising approach to schedule parallel real-time tasks on multi-cores, where each heavy task exclusively executes on a number of dedicated processors, while light tasks are treated as sequential sporadic tasks and share the remaining processors. However, federated scheduling suffers resource waste since a heavy task with processing capacity requirement x+epsilon (where x is an integer and 0 epsilon 1) needs x+1 dedicated processors. In the extreme case, almost half of the processing capacity is wasted. In this paper we propose the semi-federate scheduling approach, which only grants x dedicated processors to a heavy task with processing capacity requirement x+epsilon, and schedules the remaining epsilon part together with light tasks on shared processors. Experiments with randomly generated task sets show the semi-federated scheduling approach significantly outperforms not only federated scheduling, but also all existing approaches for scheduling parallel real-time tasks on multi-cores.
|Name||Proceedings - Real-Time Systems Symposium|
|Conference||38th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium, RTSS 2017|
|Period||5/10/17 → 8/10/17|
- Hardware and Architecture
- Computer Networks and Communications