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P. A. Laplante ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Fairleigh Dickinson Univ., Madison, NJ, USA

The meaning of 'real-time system' is defined, and two types are identified: soft real-time systems, for which performance is degraded but not destroyed by failure to meet response time constraints, and hard real-time systems, for which failure to meet response time constraints leads to system failure. The concepts of events and determinism are examined.<>

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IEEE Potentials  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 1 )