Accession Number : ADA258467
Title : A Conceptual Framework for System Fault Tolerance
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST
Personal Author(s) : Heimerdinger, Walter L ; Weinstock, Charles B
Report Date : Nov 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 44
Abstract : A major problem in transitioning fault tolerance practices to the practitioner community is a lack of a common view of what fault tolerance is, and how it can help in the design of reliable computer systems. This document takes a step towards making fault tolerance more understandable by proposing a conceptual framework. The framework provides a consistent vocabulary for fault tolerance concepts, discusses how systems fail, describes commonly used mechanisms for making systems fault tolerant, and provides some rules for developing fault tolerant systems.
Descriptors : *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , *FAULT TOLERANT COMPUTING , COMMUNITIES , COMPUTERS , ONTOLOGY , DOCUMENTS , FAULT TOLERANCE , RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS)
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE