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System Structure for Software Fault Tolerance

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Brian RandellORCiD


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The paper presents, and discusses the rationale behind, a method for structuring complex computing systems by the use of what we term ""recovery blocks"", ""converstions"" and ""fault-tolerant interfaces"". The aim is to facilitate the provision of dependable error detectin and recovery facilities which can cope with errors caused by residual design inadequacies, particularly in the system softwae, rather than merely the occasional malfunctioning of hardware components.

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Author(s): Randell B

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Computing Laboratory Technical Report Series

Year: 1975

Pages: 14

Report Number: 75

Institution: Computing Laboratory, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne