Reliable Computer Systems: Design and Evaluation, Third Edition, 3rd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Reliable Computer Systems

Design and Evaluation, Third Edition, 3rd Edition

By Daniel P. Siewiorek, Robert S. Swarz

A K Peters/CRC Press

908 pages

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Hardback: 9781568810928
pub: 1998-12-15
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This classic reference work is a comprehensive guide to the design, evaluation, and use of reliable computer systems. It includes case studies of reliable systems from manufacturers, such as Tandem, Stratus, IBM, and Digital. It covers special systems such as the Galileo Orbiter fault protection system and AT&T telephone switching system processors.

Table of Contents

I: The Theory of Reliable System Design 1. Fundamental Concepts 2. Faults and Their Manifestations 3. Reliability Techniques 4. Maintainability and Testing Techniques 5. Evaluation Criteria 6. Financial Considerations II: The Practice of Reliable System Design 7. General-Purpose Computing 8. High-Availability Systems 9. Long-Life Systems 10. Critical Computations III: A Design Methodology and Example of Dependable System Design 11. A Design Methodology

About the Authors

Siewiorek \, Daniel P.; Swarz \, Robert S.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Systems Architecture / General
COMPUTERS / Programming / Games
COMPUTERS / Software Development & Engineering / General
COMPUTERS / Computer Engineering