Accession Number:

AD0404160

Title:

Techniques for improving computer reliability logical design: (Self- reorganizing machines)

Descriptive Note:

Monthly progress rept. no. 6, 1-28 Apr 1963

Corporate Author:

HUGHES TOOL CO CULVER CITY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-05-10

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

Within the quest for more reliable digital computers, it is desired to examine machines which possess higher reliability by virtue of their ability to operate after permanent failures have occurred. This ability could be possessed by machines which have the ability to properly evaluate seemingly wrong results by program methods, by building machines with redundant parts, by machines which have self-reorganizing capability, or by unknown and unspecified methods. As used herein, the expression self reorganizing machines denotes machines which have a minimum of redundancy and, thus, recover from a failure by, wherever possible, excluding failed equipments from the paths of information flow or replacing them with equipments which had nonessential roles in the machines organization, rather than replacing the failed equipments with redundant units.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE