Fault-Tolerant Systems

Fault-Tolerant Systems

2nd Edition - September 1, 2020

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  • Authors: Israel Koren, C. Krishna
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128181065
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128181058

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Fault-Tolerant Systems, Second Edition, is the first book on fault tolerance design utilizing a systems approach to both hardware and software. No other text takes this approach or offers the comprehensive and up-to-date treatment that Koren and Krishna provide. The book comprehensively covers the design of fault-tolerant hardware and software, use of fault-tolerance techniques to improve manufacturing yields, and design and analysis of networks. Incorporating case studies that highlight more than ten different computer systems with fault-tolerance techniques implemented in their design, the book includes critical material on methods to protect against threats to encryption subsystems used for security purposes. The text’s updated content will help students and practitioners in electrical and computer engineering and computer science learn how to design reliable computing systems, and how to analyze fault-tolerant computing systems.

Key Features

  • Delivers the first book on fault tolerance design with a systems approach
  • Offers comprehensive coverage of both hardware and software fault tolerance, as well as information and time redundancy
  • Features fully updated content plus new chapters on failure mechanisms and fault-tolerance in cyber-physical systems
  • Provides a complete ancillary package, including an on-line solutions manual for instructors and PowerPoint slides


Senior undergraduate and graduate students in fault-tolerance computing courses; professional architects of high performance processors, and designers of enterprise computing systems

Table of Contents

  • 1. Preliminaries
    2. Hardware Fault Tolerance
    3. Information Redundancy
    4. Fault-Tolerant Networks
    5. Software Fault Tolerance
    6. Checkpointing
    7. Fault-Tolerance in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
    8. Case Studies
    9. Simulation Techniques
    10. Defect Tolerance in VLSI Circuits
    11. Fault Detection in Cryptographic Systems

Product details

  • No. of pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Morgan Kaufmann 2020
  • Published: September 1, 2020
  • Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128181065
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128181058

About the Authors

Israel Koren

Israel Koren is Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Previously, he held positions with the Technion---Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Southern California, Los Angeles and the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been a consultant to several companies, including Analog Devices, AMD, Digital Equipment Corp., IBM, Intel, and National Semiconductors. His research interests include fault-tolerant computing, cyber-physical systems, computer architecture, computer arithmetic, and secure cryptographic systems. He has over 300 publications in refereed journals and conferences and served as general chair, program committee chair and program committee member for numerous conferences

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

C. Krishna

C. Mani Krishna is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1984. He previously received a BTech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, in 1979, and an MS from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, in 1980. Dr. Krishna's research interests are in the areas of cyber-physical systems, real-time and fault-tolerant computing, and distributed and networked systems. He has also been an editor on volumes of readings in performance evaluation and real-time systems, and for special issues on real-time systems of IEEE Computer and the Proceedings of the IEEE.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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