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Issue No. 12 - December (1989 vol. 38)
ISSN: 0018-9340
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
repairable systems; Markov models; availability; state-space cardinalities; approximation technique; steady-state availability; bounds; error; fault tolerant computing; Markov processes; reliability theory.

E. De Souza e Silva, A. Goyal and R. Muntz, "Bounding Availability of Repairable Systems," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 38, no. , pp. 1714-1723, 1989.
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