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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258467.pdf


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