Historically, real-time systems have been focussed on providing single, specific solutions to single, specific applications, treating all activities with the same methods, geared towards the most demanding scenarios. While the high cost of such an approach is acceptable for applications with dramatic failure consequences it is no longer justified in a growing number of new applications. In these, real-time behavior is demanded only for parts of the systems, few faults can be tolerated. Instead of strict real-time behavior for the entire system, these applications demand “also real-time”, or some temporal control.
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