Non-Markovian Modeling of a BladeCenter Chassis Midplane

  • Salvatore Distefano
  • Francesco Longo
  • Marco Scarpa
  • Kishor S. Trivedi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8721)


In distributed contexts such as Cloud computing, the reliability and availability of the provided resources and services have to be assured in order to meet user requirements. At the infrastructure level, this specification is translated into tighter ones on the datacenter hosting physical resources. In this paper, starting from a real case study of the IBM BladeCenter, we provide a technique for the quantitative evaluation of datacenter infrastructure availability. The proposed technique allows one to take into account both aging phenomena and multiple operating conditions. In particular, one subsystem of the BladeCenter, the chassis midplane, is studied. Indeed, based on the stochastic characterization of the midplane reliability through statistic measurements, a model dealing with the non-exponential failure time distribution thus obtained is evaluated to demonstrate the suitability and the effectiveness of the proposed technique.


Weibull Distribution State Space Model Load Sharing Continuous Time Markov Chain Power Domain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Salvatore Distefano
    • 1
  • Francesco Longo
    • 2
  • Marco Scarpa
    • 2
  • Kishor S. Trivedi
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e BioingegneriaPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Ingegneria DICIEAMAUniversità di MessinaMessinaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

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