Issue No. 02 - June (1975 vol. 1)
Brian Randell , Computing Laboratory, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
This paper presents and discusses the rationale behind a method for structuring complex computing systems by the use of what we term "recovery blocks," "conversations," and "fault" tolerant interfaces.' The aim is to facilitate the provision of dependable error detection and recovery facilities which can cope with errors caused by residual design inadequacies, particularly in the system software, rather than merely the occasional malfunctioning of hardware components.
Software, Fault tolerance, Fault tolerant systems, Hardware, Complexity theory, Software reliability, Computers, recursive cache, Acceptance test, alternate block, checkpoint, conversation, error detection, error recovery, recovery block
B. Randell, "System structure for software fault tolerance," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 1, no. , pp. 220-232, 1975.