Cover: The reliability of ground-based digital computers

The reliability of ground-based digital computers

Published 1965

by Rodger R. Lowe, M. Warshaw

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An attempt to estimate the availability of a data precessor by starting with the smallest part and investigating its failure behavior, while concurrently constructing a mathematical model of system availability that gives the desired results for a wide variety of systems if the failure behavior of the part, the service features, and the size of the system are known. Estimates of current and predicted systems availability appear as a function of the size of the processor and the type of service proveded. Also studied are problems of circuit design, logical design, programming, and maintenance. An attempt to estimate the availability of a data processor by starting with the smallest part and investigating its failure behavior, while concurrently constructing a mathematical model of system availability that gives the desired results for a wide variety of systems if the failure behavior of the part, the service features, and the size of the system are known. Estimates of current and predicted systems availability appear as a function of the size of the processor and the type of service provided. Also studied are problems of circuit design, logical design, programming, and maintenance. 292 pp. Bibliog.

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