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On Distributed System-Level Self-Diagnosis

  • M. Dal Cin
Part of the Informatik-Fachberichte book series (INFORMATIK, volume 214)

Abstract

The distribution of diagnostic functions among processing units of a multiprocessor system and the robustness of diagnosis schemes is discussed. Diagnosis is achieved by duplicating the computation on different processing units and comparing the results (or signatures derived from the results). Four different diagnostic schemes are analysed, viz. “Vote and Compare”, “Compare and Diagnose”, “Select and Vote””, and “n-out-of-m-Comparison”.

Keywords

Processing Element Output Channel Multiprocessor System Correct Output Hardware Support 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Dal Cin
    • 1
  1. 1.J.-W. Goethe UniversityFrankfurt am MainGermany

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