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<p>A tutorial on dependability and performance-related dependability models for multiprocessors is presented. Multiprocessors are classified as having shared-memory or distributed-memory architectures, and some fundamental dependability modeling concepts. Reliability models based on four types of reliability evaluation techniques (terminal, multiterminal, task-based, and network reliability) are examined. The status of research efforts on performance-related dependability is discussed, and the models' effectiveness is illustrated with a few numerical examples. A brief survey of software packages for dependability computation in included.</p>

C. R. Das, M. J. Thazhuthaveetil, J. T. Kreulen and L. N. Bhuyan, "Dependability Modeling for Multiprocessors," in Computer, vol. 23, no. , pp. 7-19, 1990.
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