Reliability and Fault-tolerance of Computer Systems

Course Description

Origin and characteristics of faults. System reliability. Fault distributions. Safety, testability and dependability of computer systems. Hardware, software, time and information redundancy. Techniques for high availability, fault tolerance, monitoring, detection, diagnosis, recovery and graceful service degradation. Software fault tolerance and reliability. Hardware and software fault tolerant architectures.

Study Programmes

Postgraduate doctoral study programme


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(.), E. Bauer: Design for Reliability: Information and Computer-Based Systems, Wiley-IEEE Press, 2010.,


ID 154829
  Summer semester