Issue No.01 - January/February (1971 vol.4)
W.C. Carter , IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
In striving to design highly reliable, highly available computers, two basic strategies have been employed: increasing the reliability throug-h advances in component technology; and designing self-repairing computers which use functional redundancy to permit correct performance (perhaps in a degraded manner) in the presence of component failures. Time has shown a fluctuation in the popularity of each strategy, based primarily on changes in technologies, applications and costs.
W.C. Carter, "A Survey of Fault Tolerant Computer Architecture and its Evaluation", Computer, vol.4, no. 1, pp. 9-16, January/February 1971, doi:10.1109/C-M.1971.216739