Issue No. 06 - June (1985 vol. 11)
R.D. Schlichting , Department of Computer Science, University of Arizona
A technique is presented for estimating the performance of programs written for execution on fail-stop processors. It is based on modeling the program as a discrete-time Markov chain and then using z-transforms to derive a probability distribution for time to completion.
z-transforms, Fail-stop processors, fault-tolerant computing, Markov chains, performance evaluation
R. Schlichting, "A Technique for Estimating Performance of Fault-Tolerant Programs," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 11, no. , pp. 555-563, 1985.