Dependability of Networked Computer-based Systems [electronic resource] / by Ajit Kumar Verma, Srividya Ajit, Manoj Kumar.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Springer Series in Reliability Engineering: Publisher: London : Springer London, 2011Description: XVIII, 202 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780857293183Subject(s): Engineering | Operating systems (Computers) | Computer system performance | Computer science | System safety | Telecommunication | Engineering | Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk | Performance and Reliability | Statistics for Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Earth Sciences | Communications Engineering, Networks | System Performance and Evaluation | Models and PrinciplesAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 658.56 LOC classification: TA169.7T55-T55.3TA403.6Online resources: Click here to access online
1. Introduction -- 2. Probability Theory -- 3. Stochastic Processes and Models -- 4. Dependability Models of Computer-based Systems -- 5 Network Technologies for Real-time systems -- 6. Response-time Models and Timeliness Hazard Rate -- 7. Dependability of Networked Computer-based Systems.
The measurement of dependability attributes on real systems is a very time-consuming and costly affair, making analytical or simulation modeling the only viable solutions. Dependability of Networked Computer-based Systems explores reliability, availability and safety modeling of networked computer-based systems used in life-critical applications such as avionics, nuclear power plants, automobiles and chemical process industries. Dependability of Networked Computer-based Systems gives an overview of basic dependability modeling concepts and addresses new challenges in dependability modeling of networked computer-based systems, as well as new trends, their capabilities and limitations. It covers a variety of dependability modeling methods: stochastic processes, Markov and semi-Markov models, response-time distribution, stochastic Petri-net-based modeling formalisms, and Monte Carlo simulation models. Dependability of Networked Computer-based Systems provides students and researchers with a detailed overview of dependability models and analysis techniques. Practicing engineers will also find this text a useful guide to decision-making based on system dependability at the design, operation and maintenance stages.