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Performance analysis of real-time software supporting fault-tolerant operation

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1 Author(s)
Kant, K. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA, USA

Analyzing the performance of real-time control systems featuring mechanisms for online recovery from software faults is discussed. The application is assumed to consist of a number of interacting cyclic processes. The underlying hardware is assumed to be a multiprocessor, possibly with a separate control processor. The software structure is assumed to use design diversity along with forward and/or backward recovery. A detailed but efficiently solvable model for predicting various performance and reliability characteristics is developed. One of the key ideas used in modeling is hierarchical decomposition, which enables computation of level-oriented performance parameters in an efficient manner. The model is general, and adaptable for a number of useful special cases

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Computers, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:39 ,  Issue: 7 )

Date of Publication:

Jul 1990

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