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Predictably Dependable Computing Systems: Second Year Report

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Brian RandellORCiD



Predictably Dependable Computing Systems (PDCS) is an ESPRIT Basic Research Action involving eight institutions. These are: The City University (London), lEI del CNR (Pisa), Universitat Karlsruhe, LAAS- CNRS (Toulouse), The University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Universite Paris-Sud, Technische U ni versi tat Wien, and The U ni versi ty of York. The Action involves approximately 40 staff at the participating institutions. It started formally in May 1989, and is due to last in the first instance until October 1991. The objective of the PDCS Project is to contribute to making the process of designing and constructing dependable computing systems much more predictable and cost-effective than it is at present. To this end, the Project has been conducting research into (i) unifying concepts underlying dependability, (ii) means for the establishment and validation of dependability requirements, (iii) stochastic techniques for assessing and predicting dependability. The ultimate long term objective is to produce a design support environment which is well-populated with tools and ready- made system components and which fully supports the notion of predictably dependable design of large real-time fault-tolerant distributed systems.

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Author(s): Randell B, Laprie J-C

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Computing Laboratory Technical Report Series

Year: 1991

Pages: 32

Report Number: 343

Institution: Computing Laboratory, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne