Issue No.06 - June (1985 vol.11)
R.D. Schlichting , Department of Computer Science, University of Arizona
A technique is presented for estimating the performance of programs written for execution on fail-stop processors. It is based on modeling the program as a discrete-time Markov chain and then using z-transforms to derive a probability distribution for time to completion.
z-transforms, Fail-stop processors, fault-tolerant computing, Markov chains, performance evaluation
R.D. Schlichting, "A Technique for Estimating Performance of Fault-Tolerant Programs", IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol.11, no. 6, pp. 555-563, June 1985, doi:10.1109/TSE.1985.232493