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Reliability in Computer System Design

Reliability in Computer System Design

  • Author: B. S. Dhillon
  • Publisher: Intellect Books
  • ISBN: 9780893914127
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 282
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This volume covers wide areas of interest such as life cycle costing, microcomputers, common-cause failures and space computers. Every effort is made to present difficult material with the aid of an example along with its solution. The material covered is summarized at the end of each chapter. The information is written in a format that allows readers to learn and better understand the philosophy of reliability in computer system design. At the same time, it tests their comprehension through listed exercises.

Computer Systems Reliability

Computer Systems Reliability

  • Author: Tom Anderson,Brian Randell
  • Publisher: CUP Archive
  • ISBN: 9780521227674
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 482
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Computer System Reliability

Computer System Reliability

Safety and Usability

  • Author: B.S. Dhillon
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1466573139
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 249
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Computer systems have become an important element of the world economy, with billions of dollars spent each year on development, manufacture, operation, and maintenance. Combining coverage of computer system reliability, safety, usability, and other related topics into a single volume, Computer System Reliability: Safety and Usability eliminates the need to consult many different and diverse sources in the hunt for the information required to design better computer systems. After presenting introductory aspects of computer system reliability such as safety, usability-related facts and figures, terms and definitions, and sources for obtaining useful information on computer system reliability, safety, and usability, the book: Reviews mathematical concepts considered useful to understanding subsequent chapters Presents various introductory aspects of reliability, safety, and usability and computer system reliability basics Covers software reliability assessment and improvement methods Discusses important aspects of software quality and human error and software bugs in computer systems Highlights software safety and Internet reliability Details important aspects of software usability including the need for considering usability during the software development phase, software usability engineering process, software usability inspection methods, software usability test methods, and guidelines for conducting software usability testing Elucidates web usability facts and figures, common design errors, web page design, tools for evaluating web usability, and questions to evaluate website message communication effectiveness Examines important aspects of computer system life cycle costing Written by systems reliability expert B.S. Dhillon, the book is accessible to all levels of readership, making it useful to beginners and seasoned professionals alike. Reflecting practical trends in computer engineering especially in the area of software, Dhillon emphasizes the importance of usability in software systems and expands reliability to web usability and management. It provides methods for designing systems with increased reliability, safety, and usability.

Systems Reliability and Usability for Engineers

Systems Reliability and Usability for Engineers

  • Author: B.S. Dhillon
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 0429949154
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 268
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Engineering systems are an important element of world economy. Each year billions of dollars are spent to develop, manufacture, operate, and maintain various types of engineering systems about the globe. The reliability and usability of these systems have become important because of their increasing complexity, sophistication, and non-specialist users. Global competition and other factors are forcing manufacturers to produce highly reliable and usable engineering systems. Along with examples and solutions, this book integrates engineering systems reliability and usability into a single volume for those individuals that directly or indirectly are concerned with these areas.

Reliability of Computer Systems and Networks

Reliability of Computer Systems and Networks

Fault Tolerance, Analysis, and Design

  • Author: Martin L. Shooman
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0471464066
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 552
  • View: 8407
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With computers becoming embedded as controllers in everything fromnetwork servers to the routing of subway schedules to NASAmissions, there is a critical need to ensure that systems continueto function even when a component fails. In this book, bestsellingauthor Martin Shooman draws on his expertise in reliabilityengineering and software engineering to provide a complete andauthoritative look at fault tolerant computing. He clearly explainsall fundamentals, including how to use redundant elements in systemdesign to ensure the reliability of computer systems andnetworks. Market: Systems and Networking Engineers, Computer Programmers, ITProfessionals.

Reliable Computer Systems

Reliable Computer Systems

Design and Evaluatuion

  • Author: Daniel Siewiorek,Robert Swarz
  • Publisher: Digital Press
  • ISBN: 1483297438
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 908
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Enhance your hardware/software reliability Enhancement of system reliability has been a major concern of computer users and designers ¦ and this major revision of the 1982 classic meets users' continuing need for practical information on this pressing topic. Included are case studies of reliable systems from manufacturers such as Tandem, Stratus, IBM, and Digital, as well as coverage of special systems such as the Galileo Orbiter fault protection system and AT&T telephone switching processors.

Computing System Reliability

Computing System Reliability

Models and Analysis

  • Author: Min Xie,Kim-Leng Poh,Yuan-Shun Dai
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 9781475788044
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 293
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Computing systems are of growing importance because of their wide use in many areas including those in safety-critical systems. This book describes the basic models and approaches to the reliability analysis of such systems. An extensive review is provided and models are categorized into different types. Some Markov models are extended to the analysis of some specific computing systems such as combined software and hardware, imperfect debugging processes, failure correlation, multi-state systems, heterogeneous subsystems, etc. One of the aims of the presentation is that based on the sound analysis and simplicity of the approaches, the use of Markov models can be better implemented in the computing system reliability.

Design Reliability

Design Reliability

Fundamentals and Applications

  • Author: B.S. Dhillon
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9781420050141
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 416
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As engineering systems become more and more complex, industry has recognized the importance of system and product reliability and places ever increasing emphasis on it during the design phase. Despite its efforts, however, industry continues to lose billions of dollars each year because of unexpected system failures. Therefore, it becomes increasingly important for designers and engineers to have a solid grounding in reliability engineering and keep abreast of new developments and research results.

Safety related computers

Safety related computers

  • Author: European Workshop on Industrial Computer Systems. TC7--Systems Reliability, Safety, and Security
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 119
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Software System Reliability and Security

Software System Reliability and Security

  • Author: M. Broy,Johannes Grünbauer,Charles Antony Richard Hoare
  • Publisher: IOS Press
  • ISBN: 1586037315
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 417
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"Information security covers the protection of information against unauthorized disclosure, transfer, modification, and destruction, whether accidentally or intentionally. Quality of life in general and of individual citizens, and the effectiveness of the economy critically depends on our ability to build software in a transparent and efficient way. Furthermore, we must be able to enhance the software development process systematically in order to ensure software's safety and security. This, in turn, requires very high software reliability, i.e., an extremely high confidence in the ability of the software to perform flawlessly. Foundations of software technology provide models that enable us to capture application domains and their requirements, but also to understand the structure and working of software systems and software architectures. Based on these foundations tools allow to prove and ensure the correctness of software's functioning. New developments must pay due diligence to the importance of security-related aspects, and align current methods and techniques to information security, integrity, and system reliability. The articles in this book describe the state-of-the-art ideas on how to meet these challenges in software engineering."