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Title: Making processing fail-safe

The author describes the Stratus/32 multiprocessor, a fault-tolerant system for commercial applications which supports on-line transaction processing, batch processing, word processing and interactive program development. It uses a combination of hardware and software that provides continuous processing of user programs during computer failure without checkpoint/restart programming at the user or system level. Central to the system's fail-safe operation are processing modules, each of which has redundant logic and communication paths, logic and CPU boards and main and disk memory. Twin components operate in parallel with each other; when one fails, its partner carries on.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6232100
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Mini-Micro Syst.; (United States); Journal Volume: 5
Research Org:
Stratus Computer Inc., Natick, MA
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; ARRAY PROCESSORS; FAILURES; ARCHITECTURE; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT 990200* -- Mathematics & Computers