Issue No. 06 - June (1983 vol. 32)

ISSN: 0018-9340

pp: 597-598

R.G. Cantarella , Burroughs Corporation, FSSG

ABSTRACT

The average failure rate of an n - 1/n parallel redundant system of n identical elements, each of which has a constant failure rate of ?, that is repaired every T hours can be approximated by the upper bound n(n - 1)?<sup>2</sup>T/2. If ?T < 1, the ratio of the upper bound to the actual average failure rate is less than or equal to I + (n -)?T/I - ?T/2. These formulas provide a convenient method f

INDEX TERMS

reliability, Error correction, fault tolerance, parallel redundant systems, periodic repair

CITATION

R.G. Cantarella, "The Reliability of Periodically Repaired n - I/n Parallel Redundant Systems",

*IEEE Transactions on Computers*, vol. 32, no. , pp. 597-598, June 1983, doi:10.1109/TC.1983.1676284