Accession Number : ADA327776

Title :   A Perspective on the State of Research in Fault-Tolerant Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Personal Author(s) : Weinstock, Charles B. ; Gluch, David P.

PDF Url : ADA327776

Report Date : JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : As computers take on a greater role in society, their dependability is becoming increasingly important. Given software's critical role in computing systems, reliable software has emerged as crucial 10 achieving a dependable infrastructure. Using a system perspective that recognizes the prominence of software, we characterize the current state of fault-tolerance research as it contributes to the dependability of computer systems and we conjecture on future directions for this research area.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *FAULT TOLERANT COMPUTING, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, COMPUTER PROGRAM VERIFICATION, COMPUTER PROGRAM RELIABILITY, ERROR DETECTION CODES.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE