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Software Design for Resilient Computer Systems

Authors: Schagaev, Igor, Kaegi-Trachsel, Thomas

  • Outlines potential critical faults in the modern computer systems and what is required to change them
  • Explains how to design and re-design system software for the next generation of computers for wider application domains and greater efficiency and reliability
  • Presents how implemented system software support makes maintenance of computer systems much easier, while reliability and performance increases
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About this book

This book addresses the question of how system software should be designed to account for faults, and which fault tolerance features it should provide for highest reliability. The authors first show how the system software interacts with the hardware to tolerate faults. They analyze and further develop the theory of fault tolerance to understand the different ways to increase the reliability of a system, with special attention on the role of system software in this process. They further develop the general algorithm of fault tolerance (GAFT) with its three main processes: hardware checking, preparation for recovery, and the recovery procedure. For each of the three processes, they analyze the requirements and properties theoretically and give possible implementation scenarios and system software support required. Based on the theoretical results, the authors derive an Oberon-based programming language with direct support of the three processes of GAFT.  In the last part of this book, they introduce a simulator, using it as a proof of concept implementation of a novel fault tolerant processor architecture (ERRIC) and its newly developed runtime system feature-wise and performance-wise. The content applies to industries such as military, aviation, intensive health care, industrial control, space exploration, etc. 

About the authors

Dr. Igor Schagaev is a Professor and Head of Laboratory of Applied Computer Science and Technology (LACOST) Faculty of Life Science and Computing and London Metropolitan University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Analyst and Programmers (UK) and has previously work as an Electromechanical Engineer at the  Smolensk aviation factory, USSR, a Senior Programmer and Design Engineer at the Institute of Advanced Computations, Central Bureau, Smolensk Branch, and a Senior Design Engineer and System Programmer for Avionics, and was Director of ATLAB Ltd Bristol. He has published 5 books, over 60 papers, and has been honored with several industry awards, achievements, and grants.

Dr. Thomas Kaegi-Trachsel received his PhD in 2012 in ETH Zurich in the area of system software for embedded systems (under supervision of Prof  Schagaev). He is currently a Senior Researcher at IT-ACS Ltd.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Schagaev, Igor (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Hardware Faults

    Schagaev, Igor (et al.)

    Pages 7-10

  • Fault Tolerance: Theory and Concepts

    Schagaev, Igor (et al.)

    Pages 11-22

  • Generalized Algorithm of Fault Tolerance (GAFT)

    Schagaev, Igor (et al.)

    Pages 23-43

  • GAFT Generalization: A Principle and Model of Active System Safety

    Schagaev, Igor (et al.)

    Pages 45-55

Buy this book

eBook £50.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-29465-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £63.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
valid through October 16, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29463-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Software Design for Resilient Computer Systems
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29465-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29465-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-29463-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 214
Number of Illustrations and Tables
19 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
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