Foundations of Dependable Computing

System Implementation

  • Gary M. Koob
  • Clifford G. Lau

Part of the The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 285)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Dependable Components

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. T. R. N. Rao, Gui-Liang Feng, Mahadev S. Kolluru
      Pages 35-68
  3. Dependable Communications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Kevin Bolding, Lawrence Snyder
      Pages 71-86
  4. Computer Support

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. W. Kent Fuchs, Neal J. Alewine, Wen-mei Hwu
      Pages 135-157
    3. Prithviraj Banerjee, Vijay Balasubramanian, Amber Roy-Chowdhury
      Pages 159-211
  5. Operating System Support

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Mark Russinovich, Zary Segall, Dan Siewiorek
      Pages 215-241
    3. Richard D. Schlichting, Shivakant Mishra, Larry L. Peterson
      Pages 243-263
    4. Sandra R. Thuel, Jay K. Strosnider
      Pages 265-318
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 319-321

About this book


Foundations of Dependable Computing: System Implementation, explores the system infrastructure needed to support the various paradigms of Paradigms for Dependable Applications. Approaches to implementing support mechanisms and to incorporating additional appropriate levels of fault detection and fault tolerance at the processor, network, and operating system level are presented. A primary concern at these levels is balancing cost and performance against coverage and overall dependability. As these chapters demonstrate, low overhead, practical solutions are attainable and not necessarily incompatible with performance considerations. The section on innovative compiler support, in particular, demonstrates how the benefits of application specificity may be obtained while reducing hardware cost and run-time overhead.
A companion to this volume (published by Kluwer) subtitled Models and Frameworks for Dependable Systems presents two comprehensive frameworks for reasoning about system dependability, thereby establishing a context for understanding the roles played by specific approaches presented in this book's two companion volumes. It then explores the range of models and analysis methods necessary to design, validate and analyze dependable systems.
Another companion to this book (published by Kluwer), subtitled Paradigms for Dependable Applications, presents a variety of specific approaches to achieving dependability at the application level. Driven by the higher level fault models of Models and Frameworks for Dependable Systems, and built on the lower level abstractions implemented in a third companion book subtitled System Implementation, these approaches demonstrate how dependability may be tuned to the requirements of an application, the fault environment, and the characteristics of the target platform. Three classes of paradigms are considered: protocol-based paradigms for distributed applications, algorithm-based paradigms for parallel applications, and approaches to exploiting application semantics in embedded real-time control systems.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gary M. Koob
    • 1
  • Clifford G. Lau
    • 1
  1. 1.Office of Naval ResearchUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-9486-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-585-28002-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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