### Fault Tolerant Computing - ECE655

### Projects:

The projects should illustrate the solution of problems in fault
tolerant computing. These should be web-based programs in either
Java or Javascript. See examples at:
http://www.ecs.umass.edu/ece/koren/FaultTolerantSystems/simulator/ and
http://www.ecs.umass.edu/ece/koren/architecture/.

You should always search first on the www
to find out whether similar programs are already available.

Examples of possible projects:

Demonstrate Recomputing with Shifted Operand for addition and multiplication.

Calculate dependability measures for a regular and fault-tolerant mesh
structure (several have been proposed in the literature).

Calculate dependability measures for other network topologies.

Generate tests for a combinational circuit with redundancy.

### Seminars:

A seminar consists of an in-class presentation (approximately 25
minutes) and a final report.

Examples of possible topics:

Performability of computer systems.

Watchdog processors.

Checker processors (e.g., Diva).

Boeing 777.

Space shuttle.

Tandem (NonStop and other)
(2 students).

Stratus.

MAFT.