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A Technique for Estimating Performance of Fault-Tolerant Programs

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1 Author(s)
Schlichting, R.D. ; Department of Computer Science, University of Arizona

A technique is presented for estimating the performance of programs written for execution on fail-stop processors. It is based on modeling the program as a discrete-time Markov chain and then using z-transforms to derive a probability distribution for time to completion.

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Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:SE-11 ,  Issue: 6 )