Issue No. 11 - November (2017 vol. 50)
Nancy G. Leveson , MIT
A widely cited 1993 Computer article described failures in a software-controlled radiation machine that massively overdosed six people in the late 1980s, resulting in serious injury and fatalities. How far have safety-critical systems come since then?
Therac-25, history of computing, software engineering, requirements engineering, software failure, hardware failure, safety-critical systems, systems engineering, From the Archives: Computer’s Legacy, radiation, safety
N. G. Leveson, "The Therac-25: 30 Years Later," in Computer, vol. 50, no. 11, pp. 8-11, 2017.