13M111SON - Fault Tolerant Systems

Course specification
Course title Fault Tolerant Systems
Acronym 13M111SON
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status elective
    Condition Computer Architecture and organisation 1 and 2, Operating Systems 1 and 2, Programing languages 1, and 2, Computer networks
    The goal Introduce students to fundamentals and principles of fault tolerance. Explain the basic hardware and software fault tolerant architectures. Provide students with the ability to model, design and evaluate fault tolerant systems.
    The outcome Students will be able to model, design and evaluate fault tolerant systems.
    Contents of lectures Specification of fault tolerance. Hardware and software fault tolerant architectures. Reliability and fault tolerance in software. Modeling and evaluation of fault tolerant systems. Design of fault tolerant systems: methodology and case studies of recent designs.
    Contents of exercises Students, organized in teams, select an appropriate project proposal from the Experience Repository (ER), design, implement and document the development process.
    1. M.L. Shooman, Reliability of Computer Systems and Networks: Fault Tolerance, Analysis, and Design, Wiley, 2002. (Original title)
    2. D. P. Siewiorek, R. S. Swarz, The Theory and Practice of Reliable System Design, Digital Press, 1998. (Original title)
    3. M. R. Lyu (Edited), Software Fault Tolerance, John Wiley & Sons, 1995. (Original title)
    4. Selected papers
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    2 2
    Methods of teaching 30 hours of lectures + 30 hours of supervised problem classes + project.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures 0 Test paper
    Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 40
    Colloquia 20
    Seminars 40