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Software Fault Tolerance

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Interest has grown in the possibility of obtaining improved system reliability by the provision of means for tolerating not only hardware or operational faults but also residual software design faults. A number of different approaches are being investigated, central to most of which is the idea of structuring a system so as to separate out provisions for automatic backward error recovery. Such provisions are comparatively simple for individual sequential system activities, but are made much more difficult by the presence of parallelism. This difficulty is greatly increased in distributed systems, where there is no centralised control of the various parallel activities.

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Author(s): Randell B

Editor(s): Samet, P.A.

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: European Conference on Applied Information Technology (Euro IFIP 79)

Year of Conference: 1979

Pages: 721-724

Publisher: North-Holland

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ISBN: 9780444853707