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Performance-Related Reliability Measures for Computing Systems
June 1978 (vol. 27 no. 6)
pp. 540-547
M.D. Beaudry, Center for Reliable Computing, Digital Systems Laboratory, Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Stanford University
We have developed measures which reflect the interaction between the reliability and the performance characteristics of computing systems. These measures can be used to evaluate traditional computer architectures, such as uniprocessors and standby redundant systems; gracefully degrading systems, such as multiprocessors, which can react to a detected failure by reconfiguring to a state with a decreased level of performance; and distributed systems. This analysis method, which provides quantitative information about the tradeoffs between reliability and performance, is demonstrated in several examples.
Index Terms:
graceful degradation, Computer performance, computer reliability
M.D. Beaudry, "Performance-Related Reliability Measures for Computing Systems," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 27, no. 6, pp. 540-547, June 1978, doi:10.1109/TC.1978.1675145
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