Issue No.04 - April (1986 vol.35)
S.B. Akers , Dep. Elec. & Comput. Eng. University of Massachusetts
FIFTEEN years ago, the term fault-tolerant computing made its first widespread appearance in the technical literature. In March of 1971, the Digest of the First International Symposium on Fault-Tolerant Computing appeared, followed in November by the First Special Issue on Fault- Tolerant Computing of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTERS. More than any other, these two publications?the Digests of the FTC Symposia and the Special Issues on Fault- Tolerant Computing?have mirrored the advances in fault- tolerant computing over the last decade and a half. From over 100 submissions?a record high?received for this ninth Special Issue, 24 were selected for publication. These 9 papers and 15 correspondence items certainly continue this proud tradition.
S.B. Akers, D.K. Pradhan, "Fault-Tolerant Computing: An Introduction", IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol.35, no. 4, pp. 285-287, April 1986, doi:10.1109/TC.1986.1676759