REAL-TIME AND FAULT-TOLERANT SYSTEMS
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorBen Soh
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Prerequisites (CSE1OOF or CSE4OOF) and (CSE2NEF or CSE5NEF)
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Ability to use the existing fault-tolerant and real-time computing literature.
- Introduction: Background; Dependability; Techniques to achieve dependability. (4 hours of lectures and 2 hours of pracs/tutes)
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.
- Conceptualisation of faults; Redundancy management; Info redundancy; Time Redundancy. (6 hours of lectures and 4 hours of pracs/tutes)
03. Ability to outline the methodologies that are available to combat system failures caused by hardware and/or software.
- Hardware Redundancy: Techniques; Software Redundancy. (4 hours of lectures and 4 hours of pracs/tutes)
04. Ability to recognize dependability analysis techniques, which can be used to verify that a system has met its requirements.
- Hardware Redundancy: Markov Modelling. (4 hours of lectures and 4 hours of tutes/pracs)
05. Ability to discuss and explain the design fundamentals of a leading commercial real-time, fault-tolerant system.
- Dependable Web Services; Security Fault Tolerance. (4 hours of lectures and 4 hours of pracs/tutes)
06. Ability to identify the possible risks and ethical and social considerations relevant to designing a critical fault-tolerant system.
- Fault-tolerant system case studies. (2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of pracs/tutes)
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Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBen Soh
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.
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|One 3-hour examination||Hurdle 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|