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The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science

Foundations of Dependable Computing

System Implementation

Editors: Koob, Gary M., Lau, Clifford G. (Eds.)

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Foundations of Dependable Computing: System Implementation, explores the system infrastructure needed to support the various paradigms of Paradigms for Dependable Applications. Approaches to implementing support mechanisms and to incorporating additional appropriate levels of fault detection and fault tolerance at the processor, network, and operating system level are presented. A primary concern at these levels is balancing cost and performance against coverage and overall dependability. As these chapters demonstrate, low overhead, practical solutions are attainable and not necessarily incompatible with performance considerations. The section on innovative compiler support, in particular, demonstrates how the benefits of application specificity may be obtained while reducing hardware cost and run-time overhead.
A companion to this volume (published by Kluwer) subtitled Models and Frameworks for Dependable Systems presents two comprehensive frameworks for reasoning about system dependability, thereby establishing a context for understanding the roles played by specific approaches presented in this book's two companion volumes. It then explores the range of models and analysis methods necessary to design, validate and analyze dependable systems.
Another companion to this book (published by Kluwer), subtitled Paradigms for Dependable Applications, presents a variety of specific approaches to achieving dependability at the application level. Driven by the higher level fault models of Models and Frameworks for Dependable Systems, and built on the lower level abstractions implemented in a third companion book subtitled System Implementation, these approaches demonstrate how dependability may be tuned to the requirements of an application, the fault environment, and the characteristics of the target platform. Three classes of paradigms are considered: protocol-based paradigms for distributed applications, algorithm-based paradigms for parallel applications, and approaches to exploiting application semantics in embedded real-time control systems.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Self-Checking and Self-Exercising Design for Hierarchic Long-Life Fault-Tolerant Systems

    Pages 3-33

    Rennels, David (et al.)

  • Design of Self-Checking Processors Using Efficient Berger Check Prediction Logic

    Pages 35-68

    Rao, T. R. N. (et al.)

  • Network Fault Detection and Recovery in the Chaos Router

    Pages 71-86

    Bolding, Kevin (et al.)

  • Real-Time Fault-Tolerant Communication in Distributed Computing Systems

    Pages 87-131

    Shin, Kang G. (et al.)

  • Speculative Execution and Compiler-Assisted Multiple Instruction Recovery

    Pages 135-157

    Fuchs, W. Kent (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Foundations of Dependable Computing
Book Subtitle
System Implementation
Editors
  • Gary M. Koob
  • Clifford G. Lau
Series Title
The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science
Series Volume
285
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-585-28002-8
DOI
10.1007/b102309
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-9486-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-8357-5
Series ISSN
0893-3405
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 321
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