Über den Autor
Elena Dubrova is a professor in the School of Information and Communication Technology at the Royal Institute of Technology in Kista, Sweden.
Introduction.- Fundamentals of Dependability.- Dependability Evaluation Techniques.- Hardware Redundancy.- Information Redundancy.- Time Redundancy.- Software Redundancy.- Conclusion.
This textbook serves as an introduction to fault-tolerance, intended for upper-division undergraduate students, graduate-level students and practicing engineers in need of an overview of the field. Readers will develop skills in modeling and evaluating fault-tolerant architectures in terms of reliability, availability and safety. They will gain a thorough understanding of fault tolerant computers, including both the theory of how to design and evaluate them and the practical knowledge of achieving fault-tolerance in electronic, communication and software systems. Coverage includes fault-tolerance techniques through hardware, software, information and time redundancy. The content is designed to be highly accessible, including numerous examples and exercises. Solutions and powerpoint slides are available for instructors.
Provides textbook coverage of the fundamental concepts of fault-tolerance
Describes a variety of basic techniques for achieving fault-tolerance in electronic, communication and software systems
Guides readers to develop skills in modeling and evaluating fault-tolerant architectures in terms of reliability, availability and safety
Describes in detail sources of faults and means for their prevention and forecasting