Misconceptions About Real-Time Computing: A Serious Problem for Next-Generation Systems
Stankovic, J. A.
Computer, 21(10) 10-19 (1988) [pdf]
The author defines real-time computing and states and dispels the most common misconceptions about it. He discusses the fundamental technical issues of real-time computing. He examines specification and verification, scheduling theory, operating systems, programming languages and design methodology, distributed databases, artificial intelligence, fault tolerance, architectures, and communication.