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Reliability of 1-out-of-(n+1) Warm Standby Systems Subject to Fault Level Coverage

Volume 9, Number 1, January 2013 - SC 39 - pp. 117-120

RUI PENG1, QINGQING ZHAI2, LIUDONG XING3, and JUN YANG2

1 Dongling School of Economics and Management, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, China
2 School of Reliability and Systems Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing, China
3 University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA, USA

(Received on October 31, 2012, and revised on November 7, 2012)

Abstract:

Warm standby SParing (WSP) is a commonly-used fault tolerance technique that compromises the system energy consumption and recovery time. Imperfect fault coverage is an important factor that can restrict the reliability of a fault-tolerant system. In this paper, a generalized binary decision diagram (BDD)-based approach is presented to evaluate the reliability of a 1-out-of-(n+1) warm standby system subject to fault level coverage. Examples are presented to illustrate the application of the proposed method.

 

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