Experiences, Strategies and Challenges in Adapting PVM to VxWorksTM Hard Real-Time Operating System, for Safety-Critical Software

  • Davide Falessi
  • Guido Pennella
  • Giovanni Cantone
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3666)


The role performed by Open Source Software in safety- critical systems is growing and gaining importance. Due to many, and large variety of, hard real-time constraints and functional requirements that safety-critical applications have to meet, these applications are nowadays composed by logical and physical components, deployed on heterogeneous distributed platforms. This paper is part of a still ongoing project, and is concerned with exploring experimentally the porting of PVM to VxWorks TM : the latter has an internal architecture very different from the Unix standard OS(s) (like for example Linux or Solaris TM ), which in turn is the reference OS platform for PVM.


Open Source Software (OSS) Safety-Critical Software (SCS) Embedded Hard Real-Time (HRT) Distributed Systems Parallel Virtual Machine (PVM) Experimental Software Engineering (ESE) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Davide Falessi
    • 1
  • Guido Pennella
    • 2
  • Giovanni Cantone
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Rome ”Tor Vergata”, DISPItaly
  2. 2.MBDA Italia SpARomeItaly

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