Computing System Reliability

Models and Analysis

Author: Min Xie,Kim-Leng Poh,Yuan-Shun Dai

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306486369

Category: Mathematics

Page: 293

View: 6971

Computing systems are of growing importance because of their wide use in many areas including those in safety-critical systems. This book describes the basic models and approaches to the reliability analysis of such systems. An extensive review is provided and models are categorized into different types. Some Markov models are extended to the analysis of some specific computing systems such as combined software and hardware, imperfect debugging processes, failure correlation, multi-state systems, heterogeneous subsystems, etc. One of the aims of the presentation is that based on the sound analysis and simplicity of the approaches, the use of Markov models can be better implemented in the computing system reliability.

Computer System Reliability

Safety and Usability

Author: B.S. Dhillon

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466573139

Category: Computers

Page: 249

View: 2309

Computer systems have become an important element of the world economy, with billions of dollars spent each year on development, manufacture, operation, and maintenance. Combining coverage of computer system reliability, safety, usability, and other related topics into a single volume, Computer System Reliability: Safety and Usability eliminates the need to consult many different and diverse sources in the hunt for the information required to design better computer systems. After presenting introductory aspects of computer system reliability such as safety, usability-related facts and figures, terms and definitions, and sources for obtaining useful information on computer system reliability, safety, and usability, the book: Reviews mathematical concepts considered useful to understanding subsequent chapters Presents various introductory aspects of reliability, safety, and usability and computer system reliability basics Covers software reliability assessment and improvement methods Discusses important aspects of software quality and human error and software bugs in computer systems Highlights software safety and Internet reliability Details important aspects of software usability including the need for considering usability during the software development phase, software usability engineering process, software usability inspection methods, software usability test methods, and guidelines for conducting software usability testing Elucidates web usability facts and figures, common design errors, web page design, tools for evaluating web usability, and questions to evaluate website message communication effectiveness Examines important aspects of computer system life cycle costing Written by systems reliability expert B.S. Dhillon, the book is accessible to all levels of readership, making it useful to beginners and seasoned professionals alike. Reflecting practical trends in computer engineering especially in the area of software, Dhillon emphasizes the importance of usability in software systems and expands reliability to web usability and management. It provides methods for designing systems with increased reliability, safety, and usability.

Computer Systems Reliability

Author: Tom Anderson,Brian Randell

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521227674

Category: Computers

Page: 482

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Reliability in Computer System Design

Author: B. S. Dhillon

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9780893914127

Category: Computers

Page: 282

View: 3334

This volume covers wide areas of interest such as life cycle costing, microcomputers, common-cause failures and space computers. Every effort is made to present difficult material with the aid of an example along with its solution. The material covered is summarized at the end of each chapter. The information is written in a format that allows readers to learn and better understand the philosophy of reliability in computer system design. At the same time, it tests their comprehension through listed exercises.

Reliability of Computer Systems and Networks

Fault Tolerance, Analysis, and Design

Author: Martin L. Shooman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471464066

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 552

View: 3443

With computers becoming embedded as controllers in everything fromnetwork servers to the routing of subway schedules to NASAmissions, there is a critical need to ensure that systems continueto function even when a component fails. In this book, bestsellingauthor Martin Shooman draws on his expertise in reliabilityengineering and software engineering to provide a complete andauthoritative look at fault tolerant computing. He clearly explainsall fundamentals, including how to use redundant elements in systemdesign to ensure the reliability of computer systems andnetworks. Market: Systems and Networking Engineers, Computer Programmers, ITProfessionals.

Computing System Reliability: Models and Analysis

Author: Min Xie,Yuan-Shun Dai,Kim-Leng Poh

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 030648496X

Category: Computers

Page: 293

View: 3279

Computing systems are of growing importance because of their wide use in many areas including those in safety-critical systems. This book describes the basic models and approaches to the reliability analysis of such systems. An extensive review is provided and models are categorized into different types. Some Markov models are extended to the analysis of some specific computing systems such as combined software and hardware, imperfect debugging processes, failure correlation, multi-state systems, heterogeneous subsystems, etc. One of the aims of the presentation is that based on the sound analysis and simplicity of the approaches, the use of Markov models can be better implemented in the computing system reliability.

Reliable Computer Systems

Collected Papers of the Newcastle Reliability Project

Author: Santosh K. Shrivastava

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642824706

Category: Computers

Page: 580

View: 4707

A research project to investigate the design and construction of reliable computing systems was initiated by B. Randell at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1972. In over ten years of research on system reliability, a substantial number of papers have been produced by the members of this project. These papers have appeared in a variety of journals and conference proceedings and it is hoped that this book will prove to be a convenient reference volume for research workers active in this important area. In selecting papers published by past and present members of this project, I have used the following criteria: a paper is selected if it is concerned with fault tolerance and is not a review paper and was published before 1983. I have used these criteria (with only one or two exceptions!) in order to present a collection of papers with a common theme and, at the same time, to limit the size of the book to a reasonable length. The papers have been grouped into seven chapters. The first chapter introduces fundamental concepts of fault tolerance and ends with the earliest Newcastle paper on reliability. The project perhaps became well known after the invention of recovery blocks - a simple yet effective means of incorporating fault tolerance in software. The second chapter contains papers on recovery blocks, starting with the paper which first introduced the concept.

Reliable Computer Systems

Design and Evaluatuion

Author: Daniel Siewiorek,Robert Swarz

Publisher: Digital Press

ISBN: 1483297438

Category: Computers

Page: 908

View: 9168

Enhance your hardware/software reliability Enhancement of system reliability has been a major concern of computer users and designers ¦ and this major revision of the 1982 classic meets users' continuing need for practical information on this pressing topic. Included are case studies of reliable systems from manufacturers such as Tandem, Stratus, IBM, and Digital, as well as coverage of special systems such as the Galileo Orbiter fault protection system and AT&T telephone switching processors.

Safety related computers

Author: European Workshop on Industrial Computer Systems. TC7--Systems Reliability, Safety, and Security

Publisher: N.A


Category: Computers

Page: 119

View: 6548

Design for Reliability

Information and Computer-Based Systems

Author: Eric Bauer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118075081

Category: Computers

Page: 325

View: 3691

System reliability, availability and robustness are often not well understood by system architects, engineers and developers. They often don't understand what drives customer's availability expectations, how to frame verifiable availability/robustness requirements, how to manage and budget availability/robustness, how to methodically architect and design systems that meet robustness requirements, and so on. The book takes a very pragmatic approach of framing reliability and robustness as a functional aspect of a system so that architects, designers, developers and testers can address it as a concrete, functional attribute of a system, rather than an abstract, non-functional notion.

Design Reliability

Fundamentals and Applications

Author: B.S. Dhillon

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420050141

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 4872

As engineering systems become more and more complex, industry has recognized the importance of system and product reliability and places ever increasing emphasis on it during the design phase. Despite its efforts, however, industry continues to lose billions of dollars each year because of unexpected system failures. Therefore, it becomes increasingly important for designers and engineers to have a solid grounding in reliability engineering and keep abreast of new developments and research results.

Design and Analysis of Reliable and Fault-Tolerant Computer Systems

Author: Mostafa Abd-El-Barr

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 190897978X

Category: Computers

Page: 464

View: 1194

Covering both the theoretical and practical aspects of fault-tolerant mobile systems, and fault tolerance and analysis, this book tackles the current issues of reliability-based optimization of computer networks, fault-tolerant mobile systems, and fault tolerance and reliability of high speed and hierarchical networks. The book is divided into six parts to facilitate coverage of the material by course instructors and computer systems professionals. The sequence of chapters in each part ensures the gradual coverage of issues from the basics to the most recent developments. A useful set of references, including electronic sources, is listed at the end of each chapter. Contents:Fundamental Concepts in Fault Tolerance and Reliability AnalysisFault Modeling, Simulation and DiagnosisError Control and Self-Checking CircuitsFault Tolerance in Multiprocessor SystemsFault-Tolerant Routing in Multi-Computer NetworksFault Tolerance and Reliability in Hierarchical Interconnection NetworksFault Tolerance and Reliability of Computer NetworksFault Tolerance in High Speed Switching NetworksFault Tolerance in Distributed and Mobile Computing SystemsFault Tolerance in Mobile NetworksReliability and Yield Enhancement of VLSI/WSI CircuitsDesign of fault-tolerant Processor ArraysAlgorithm-Based Fault ToleranceSystem Level Diagnosis ISystem Level Diagnosis IIFault Tolerance and Reliability of RAID SystemsHigh Availability in Computer Systems Readership: Computer engineers, computer scientists, information scientists, graduate and senior undergraduate students in information science and computer engineering. Keywords:Fault Tolerance;Reliability;Availability;Fault Modeling;Fault Diagnosis;Network ReliabilityKey Features:Comprehensive coverage of issues in fault tolerance and reliability analysisSimple treatment of difficult issues via examples with figures, tables and graphs

Software System Reliability and Security

Author: M. Broy,Johannes Grünbauer,Charles Antony Richard Hoare

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1586037315

Category: Computers

Page: 417

View: 6418

"Information security covers the protection of information against unauthorized disclosure, transfer, modification, and destruction, whether accidentally or intentionally. Quality of life in general and of individual citizens, and the effectiveness of the economy critically depends on our ability to build software in a transparent and efficient way. Furthermore, we must be able to enhance the software development process systematically in order to ensure software's safety and security. This, in turn, requires very high software reliability, i.e., an extremely high confidence in the ability of the software to perform flawlessly. Foundations of software technology provide models that enable us to capture application domains and their requirements, but also to understand the structure and working of software systems and software architectures. Based on these foundations tools allow to prove and ensure the correctness of software's functioning. New developments must pay due diligence to the importance of security-related aspects, and align current methods and techniques to information security, integrity, and system reliability. The articles in this book describe the state-of-the-art ideas on how to meet these challenges in software engineering."

Systems Reliability and Failure Prevention

Author: Herbert Hecht

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 9781580537957

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 230

View: 1089

This timely resource offers you a comprehensive, unified treatment of the techniques and practice of systems reliability and failure prevention, without the use of advanced mathematics. Featuring numerous, in-depth real-world examples, the book distills the authorOCOs many years of practical experience in designing and testing critical systems. The book helps you set reliability requirements for a new product, monitor compliance with these requirements during development and later life cycle phases, account for software failures in an integrated reliability assessment, and allocate a fixed reliability improvement budget to guide decisions by cost considerations and trade-offs."

Dependable Computer Systems

Author: Wojciech Zamojski,Janusz Kacprzyk,Jacek Mazurkiewicz,Jarosław Sugier,Tomasz Walkowiak

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642213939

Category: Computers

Page: 314

View: 2693

Dependability analysis is the recent approach to performance evaluation of contemporary systems which tries to cope with new challenges that are brought with their unprecedented complexity, size and diversity. Especially in case of computer systems and networks such evaluation must be based on multidisciplinary approach to theory, technology, and maintenance of systems which operate in real (and very often unfriendly) environments. As opposed to “classic” reliability which focuses mainly on technical aspects of system functioning, dependability studies investigate the systems as multifaceted and sophisticated amalgamations of technical, information and also human resources. This monograph presents selected new developments in such areas of dependability research as mathematical models, evaluation of software, probabilistic assessment, methodologies, tools, and technologies. Intelligent and soft computing methods help to resolve fundamental problems of dependability analysis which are caused by the fact that in contemporary computer systems it is often difficult to find a relation between system elements and system events (the relation between reasons and results) and it is even more difficult to define strict mathematical models with “analytical” relationships between such phenomena.

Reliability Modeling With Computer And Maintenance Applications

Author: Nakamura Syouji,Qian Cun Hua,Nakagawa Toshio

Publisher: #N/A

ISBN: 9813224517

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 396

View: 8025

The development of Reliability and Maintenance theory and applications has become major concerns of engineers and managers engaged in order to design and product systems that are highly reliable. This book aims to cover the ongoing research topics in computer system, reliability analysis, reliability applications and maintenance policies, so as to provide awareness for those who engage systems design, being students, technicians, or research engineers, as a reference guidebook.

Safety of Computer Control Systems

Proceedings of the IFAC Workshop, Stuttgart, Federal Republic of Germany, 16-18 May 1979

Author: R. Lauber

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483153754

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 230

View: 4217

Safety of Computer Control Systems is a collection of papers from the Proceedings of the IFAC Workshop, held in Stuttgart, Germany on May 16-18, 1979. This book discusses the inherent problems in the hardware and software application of computerized control to automated systems safeguarding human life, property, and the environment. The papers discuss more specific concerns, such as railway systems, aircraft landing systems, nuclear power stations, chemical reactors, elevators, and cranes. The book also describes the safety and reliability of complex industrial computer systems together with an example showing the application of computers in power plants. One paper presents guidelines in documenting safety related computer systems that will help various parties who are involved in their purchase and operation. Another paper discusses how to detect failures in microcomputer systems such as memory violations and invalid operation code detectors. This book then concludes by discussing the necessity of inspecting process computers used in nuclear power plants, especially when computers are used in reactor protection, control rod, and authentication of log-in systems. This collection can be of interest for students of programming, process-computer analysts, heads of computer technology departments and institutions, and lecturers in industrial computer programming and design.

Worldwide Computing and Its Applications

International Conference, WWCA '97, Tsukuba, Japan, March 10-11, 1997 Proceedings.

Author: Japan) Wwca 9 (1997 Tsukuba,Takashi Masuda,Yoshifumi Masunaga

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540633433

Category: Computers

Page: 441

View: 7543

Content Description #Includes bibliographical references and index.