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Turing Memorial Lecture Facing Up to Faults

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Brian RandellORCiD



As individuals, organizations and indeed the world at large have become more dependent on computer-based systems, so there has been an ever-growing amount of research into means for improving the dependability of these systems. In particular, there has been much work on trying to gain an increased understanding of the many and varied types of faults that need to be prevented or tolerated in order to reduce the probability and severity of system failures. In this talk I discuss the assumptions that are often made by computing system designers regarding faults, survey a number of continuing issues related to fault tolerance, and identify some of the latest challenges facing researchers in this arena.

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Author(s): Randell B

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Computer Journal

Year: 2000

Volume: 43

Issue: 2

Pages: 95-106

Date deposited: 24/09/2010

ISSN (print): 0010-4620

ISSN (electronic): 1460-2067

Publisher: Oxford University Press


DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/43.2.95

Notes: Invited journal paper.


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