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Bounding Availability of Repairable Systems
December 1989 (vol. 38 no. 12)
pp. 1714-1723
Markov models are widely used for the analysis of availability of computer/communication systems. Realistic models often involve state-space cardinalities that are so large that it is impractical to generate the transition-rate matrix let alone solve for availability measures. An approximation technique is presented for determining steady-state availability. Of particular interest is that the m

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Index Terms:
repairable systems; Markov models; availability; state-space cardinalities; approximation technique; steady-state availability; bounds; error; fault tolerant computing; Markov processes; reliability theory.
R.R. Muntz, E. De Souza e Silva, A. Goyal, "Bounding Availability of Repairable Systems," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 38, no. 12, pp. 1714-1723, Dec. 1989, doi:10.1109/12.40849
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