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Fault-Tolerant Computing

Joshi, Dhiraj Pradhan, Jack Stifler, Fault-Tolerant Computing. John Wiley & Sons. June 2008. No electronic version available. External information

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This article provides an overview of fault tolerant computing. Fault tolerant computing can be defined as the process by which a computing system continues to perform its specified tasks correctly in presence of faults with the goal of improving the dependability of the system. Principles of fault tolerant computing as well as various fault tolerant architectures are discussed. The article concludes by observing trends in the fault tolerant computing. Keywords: fault tolerance; reliability; availability; coverage; dependability; redundancy

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