REAL-TIME AND FAULT-TOLERANT SYSTEMS

CSE4RFS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject examines the concept of fault, error, failure, layered machines, classification of faults, provision of static and dynamic redundancy, hardware, software, time, information and network redundancy, N-version and roll-back recovery methods, concepts of local and global clocks, time validity of information in real time systems and networks.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBen Soh

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (CSE1OOF or CSE4OOF) and (CSE2NEF or CSE5NEF)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to use the existing fault-tolerant and real-time computing literature.

Activities:
Introduction: Background; Dependability; Techniques to achieve dependability. (4 hours of lectures and 2 hours of pracs/tutes)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking

02. Ability to describe, explain, generalize, classify, adapt and assess techniques, which are currently available for designing and analysing reliable fault-tolerant and real-time computer systems.

Activities:
Conceptualisation of faults; Redundancy management; Info redundancy; Time Redundancy. (6 hours of lectures and 4 hours of pracs/tutes)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Discipline-specific GCs
Creative Problem-solving

03. Ability to outline the methodologies that are available to combat system failures caused by hardware and/or software.

Activities:
Hardware Redundancy: Techniques; Software Redundancy. (4 hours of lectures and 4 hours of pracs/tutes)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Discipline-specific GCs
Creative Problem-solving

04. Ability to recognize dependability analysis techniques, which can be used to verify that a system has met its requirements.

Activities:
Hardware Redundancy: Markov Modelling. (4 hours of lectures and 4 hours of tutes/pracs)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy
Inquiry/ Research
Discipline-specific GCs

05. Ability to discuss and explain the design fundamentals of a leading commercial real-time, fault-tolerant system.

Activities:
Dependable Web Services; Security Fault Tolerance. (4 hours of lectures and 4 hours of pracs/tutes)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving
Inquiry/ Research

06. Ability to identify the possible risks and ethical and social considerations relevant to designing a critical fault-tolerant system.

Activities:
Fault-tolerant system case studies. (2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of pracs/tutes)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research
Discipline-specific GCs
Creative Problem-solving

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBen Soh

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 3-hour examinationHurdle requirement: To pass the subject, a pass in the examination is mandatory.70 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One problem solving test/lab work (1500 word equiv)30 01, 02, 03, 06