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Spare Capacity as a Means of Fault Detection and Diagnosis in Multiprocessor Systems
June 1989 (vol. 38 no. 6)
pp. 881-891
A technique for detecting and diagnosing faults at the processor level in a multiprocessor system is described. A process is assigned whenever possible to two processors: the processor to which it would normally be assigned (primarily) and an additional processor that would otherwise be idle (secondary). Two strategies are described and analyzed: one that is preemptive and another that is nonpr

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Index Terms:
fault detection; diagnosis; multiprocessor systems; processor level; preemptive; nonpreemptive; spare capacity; response time; detecting faults; fault tolerant computing; multiprocessing systems; redundancy; system recovery.
Citation:
A.T. Dahbura, K.K. Sabnani, W.J. Hery, "Spare Capacity as a Means of Fault Detection and Diagnosis in Multiprocessor Systems," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 881-891, June 1989, doi:10.1109/12.24300
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