Dependability modeling for multiprocessors

Chitaranjan Das, Jeffrey T. Kreulen, Matthew J. Thazhuthaveetil, Laxmi N. Bhuyan

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A tutorial on dependability and performance-related dependability models for multiprocessors is presented. Multiprocessors are classified as having shared-memory or distributed-memory architectures, and some fundamental dependability modeling concepts. Reliability models based on four types of reliability evaluation techniques (terminal, multiterminal, task-based, and network reliability) are examined. The status of research efforts on performance-related dependability is discussed, and the models' effectiveness is illustrated with a few numerical examples. A brief survey of software packages for dependability computation is included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages13
Specialist publicationComputer
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 1990


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  • Computer Science(all)

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Das, C., Kreulen, J. T., Thazhuthaveetil, M. J., & Bhuyan, L. N. (1990). Dependability modeling for multiprocessors. Computer, 23(10), 7-19.