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Title: Reliability and fault tolerance modelling of multiprocessor systems
Authors: Valdivia, Roberto Abraham
Advisors: Ambler, AP
Keywords: Reliability evaluation;Fault tolerance analysis;Multiprocessor systems;Reliability modelling
Issue Date: 1989
Publisher: Brunel University School of Engineering and Design PhD Theses
Abstract: Reliability evaluation by analytic modelling constitute an important issue of designing a reliable multiprocessor system. In this thesis, a model for reliability and fault tolerance analysis of the interconnection network is presented, based on graph theory. Reliability and fault tolerance are considered as deterministic and probabilistic measures of connectivity. Exact techniques for reliability evaluation fail for large multiprocessor systems because of the enormous computational resources required. Therefore, approximation techniques have to be used. Three approaches are proposed, the first by simplifying the symbolic expression of reliability; the other two by applying a hierarchical decomposition to the system. All these methods give results close to those obtained by exact techniques.
Description: This thesis was submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and awarded by Brunel University.
Appears in Collections:Electronic and Computer Engineering
Dept of Electronic and Electrical Engineering Theses

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