Accession Number : AD0780697

Title :   Computer Software Reliability. Fact or Myth.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : OGDEN AIR LOGISTICS CENTER HILL AFB UTAH SERVICE ENGINEERING DIV

Personal Author(s) : Shelley,Marlin

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : For years computer hardware reliability has been a major concern of the computer industry and its customers. This same concern has not existed with computer software reliability, even though the annual costs for software of a computer system are many times more than the annual costs associated with hardware reliability. This study was undertaken in order to determine the nature of the software reliability problem, the techniques that are available or are being developed for improving software reliability, and the contract requirements for insuring improved reliability. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer programs, *Reliability, Errors, Costs

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE