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As individuals, organisations 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 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.
Author(s): Randell B
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: The Computer Journal
ISSN (print): 0010-4260
Publisher: Oxford University Press/British Computer Society
Notes: Turing Memorial Lecture