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On the ability of establishing real-time channels in point-to-point packet-switched networks

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2 Author(s)
Zin Zheng ; Cambridge Res. Center, Mitsubishi Electr. Res. Lab. Inc., Cambridge, MA, USA ; Shin, K.G.

There are numerous applications which require packets to be delivered within pre-specified delay bounds in point-to-point packet-switched networks. To meet this requirement, we define a real-time channel as a unidirectional connection between two nodes in such a network that guarantees every packet to be delivered before a user-defined, end-to-end deadline. The goal of this paper is to lay a mathematical basis for the problem of establishing real-time channels by (i) deriving a necessary and sufficient condition for the schedulability of a set of channels over a link, and (ii) developing an efficient method for calculating the minimum delay bound over a link for each channel. Given the traffic characteristics of a channel, our results can be used to check whether or not every packet will be delivered within a pre-specified delay bound. The results are also applicable to a wide variety of real-time task scheduling problems

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Communications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:42 ,  Issue: 234 )