Issue No.01 - January (1988 vol.37)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/12.75148
A success (risk) measure of guaranteed availability is proposed. Using a genetic system model, the authors describe the measure and study the effects of the guaranteed level and the observation period on it. Furthermore, they introduce a numerical approach for continuous-time Markov chain models which allows component-level modeling, Coxian failure and repair distributions, time-dependent failu
success measure; risk measure; guaranteed availability; numerical evaluation; continuous-time Markov chain models; component-level modeling; Coxian failure and repair distributions; time-dependent failure and repair rates; deferred repair; nondeferred repair; fault-tolerant database computer system; fault tolerant computing; function approximation; Markov processes; numerical methods.
A. Goyal, A.N. Tantawi, "A Measure of Guaranteed Availability and its Numerical Evaluation", IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol.37, no. 1, pp. 25-32, January 1988, doi:10.1109/12.75148