John W. McCormick's Building Parallel, Embedded, and Real-Time Applications with PDF

By John W. McCormick

ISBN-10: 0521197163

ISBN-13: 9780521197168

The arriving and recognition of multi-core processors has sparked a renewed curiosity within the improvement of parallel courses. equally, the supply of reasonably cheap microprocessors and sensors has generated an exceptional curiosity in embedded real-time courses. This e-book presents scholars and programmers whose backgrounds are in conventional sequential programming with the chance to extend their services into parallel, embedded, real-time and disbursed computing. It additionally addresses the theoretical beginning of real-time scheduling research, concentrating on conception that's valuable for real functions. Written through award-winning educators at a degree compatible for undergraduates and starting graduate scholars, this ebook is the 1st actually entry-level textbook within the topic. entire examples permit readers to appreciate the context within which a brand new notion is used, and let them to construct and run the examples, make alterations, and notice the implications.

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Scope The scope of an identifier determines where in the program that identifier may be used. We have already seen one example of scope in our discussion of the for loop. The scope of a loop parameter is the body of the loop. You may not reference the loop parameter outside the body of the loop. The scope of most every other identifier in an Ada program is based on the notion of declarative regions. Each subprogram defines a declarative region. This region is the combination of the subprogram declaration and body.

Chapter 6 describes two approaches to building a distributed Ada program. The first approach uses features from the Distributed Systems Annex (DSA) in the Ada library. The second describes the use of the CORBA middleware for communication between the distributed processes. 3 Real-time systems There are many definitions of a real-time system but, as you would expect, all include the concept of time. A particular activity must be completed within a specified time limit, its deadline. A non-real-time program is considered correct when the output is that described in the program’s specification.

The body of the loop is executed once for each value in this discrete subtype. The values are assigned to the loop parameter in increasing order. Within the body of the loop, the loop parameter is treated as a constant; we cannot modify it. To make our loops more general, we can replace the literals 5 or 8 in our example with any expression that evaluates to a discrete type. We’ll revisit this topic when we discuss types and subtypes later in this chapter. If we add the reserved word reverse to the for loop, the values are assigned to the loop parameter in decreasing order.

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