A Generic Approach to Structuring and Implementing Complex Fault-Tolerant Software (2002)

Author(s): Xu J, Randell B, Romanovsky A

    Abstract: This paper addresses the practical implementation of means of tolerating residual software faults in complex software systems, especially concurrent and distributed ones. There are several inherent difficulties in implementing such fault-tolerant software systems, including the controlled use of extra redundancy and the mixture of different design concerns. In an attempt to minimise these difficulties, we present a generic implementation approach, composed of a multi-layered reference architecture, a configuration method and an architectural pattern. We evaluate our implementation approach using an industrial control application whose control software we equip with the ability to tolerate a variety of software faults.

      • Date: 29 April-01 May 2002
      • Conference Name: 5th IEEE International Symposium on Object-Oriented Real-Time Distributed Computing (ISORC)
      • Pages: 207-214
      • Publisher: IEEE Computer Society Press
      • Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. abstract)
      • Bibliographic status: Published

      Professor Brian Randell
      Emeritus Professor, and Senior Research Investigator

      Professor Alexander Romanovsky
      Prof of Computing Science