System Structure for Software Fault Tolerance (1975)

Author(s): Randell B

    Abstract: The paper presents, and discusses the rationale behind, a method for structuring complex computing systems by the use of what we term ""recovery blocks"", ""converstions"" and ""fault-tolerant interfaces"". The aim is to facilitate the provision of dependable error detectin and recovery facilities which can cope with errors caused by residual design inadequacies, particularly in the system softwae, rather than merely the occasional malfunctioning of hardware components.

      • Series Title: Computing Laboratory Technical Report Series
      • Pages: 14
      • Institution: Computing Laboratory, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
      • Publication type: Report
      • Bibliographic status: Published

      Professor Brian Randell
      Emeritus Professor, and Senior Research Investigator