CSVTU BE VII Semester IT Fault Tolerant Systems Syllabus

CHHATTISGARH SWAMI VIVEKANAND TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, BHILAI (C.G.)

Semester: VII Branch: Information Technology.

Subject: Fault Tolerant Systems

Total Theory Periods: 50 Total Tutorial Periods: Nil

Total Marks in End Semester Exam: 80 .

Minimum number of class tests to be conducted: 02.

UNIT I – INTRODUCTION

Definition of fault tolerance, Redundancy, Applications of fault-tolerance, Fundamentals of

dependability.

UNIT II- ATTRIBUTES

Reliability, availability, safety, Impairments: faults, errors and failures, Means: fault

prevention, removal and forecasting

UNIT III- DEPENDABILITY EVALUATION

Common measures: failures rate, mean time to failure, mean time to repair, etc. Reliability

block diagrams ,Markov processes ,

UNIT IV- REDUNDANCY

Hardware redundancy, Redundancy schemes, Evaluation and comparison, Applications

,Information redundancy ,Codes: linear, Hamming, cyclic, unordered, arithmetic, etc.

,Encoding and decoding techniques ,Applications , Time redundancy

UNIT V- PROGRAMMING

Software fault tolerance, Specific features, Software fault tolerance techniques: N-version

programming, recovery blocks, self-checking software, etc.

Text Books

1 Anderson, T., and P.A. Lee, Fault-Tolerant Principles and Practices, Prentice-Hall

2 Hwang, K., and F.A. Briggs, Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing, McGraw-Hill.

Jalote, P.

3. Fault-Tolerance in Distributed Systems, ISBN 0-13-301367-7, Prentice-Hall,

Reference Book

1. Johnson, B.W., Design and Analysis of Fault-Tolerant Systems, Addison Wesely

2. Leveson, Nancy G., Safeware, system safety and computers, Addison Wesely.

3. Pradhan, D.K., Fault-Tolerant Computing — Theory and Techniques, (2 Volumes), Prentice-Hall.

4. Pradhan, Dhiraj K., Fault-Tolerant Computer System Design, ISBN 0-13-057887-8, Prentice-Hall

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