Analysis of fault tolerant computer systems

U. Sumita, J. G. Shanthikumar, Yasushi Masuda

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Abstract

In many critical applications of digital systems, fault tolerance has been an essential architectural attribute for achieving high reliability. In recent years, the concept of the performability of such systems has drawn the attention of many researchers. In this paper we develop a general Markov model for fault tolerant computer systems. Various important performance measures, including the performability measures as well as some new performance measures, are treated in a unified manner. Furthermore, general and efficient computational procedures are developed for calculating these performance measures based on the uniformization technique of Keilson. A numerical example is given to illustrate the computational procedures developed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-78
Number of pages14
JournalMicroelectronics Reliability
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Analysis of fault tolerant computer systems. / Sumita, U.; Shanthikumar, J. G.; Masuda, Yasushi.

In: Microelectronics Reliability, Vol. 27, No. 1, 1987, p. 65-78.

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Sumita, U. ; Shanthikumar, J. G. ; Masuda, Yasushi. / Analysis of fault tolerant computer systems. In: Microelectronics Reliability. 1987 ; Vol. 27, No. 1. pp. 65-78.
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