This paper emphasizes the importance of making field measurements for effective and realistic dependability evaluations. Two examples are given, both based on real data from IBM mainframes. The first evaluates the impact of the operating environment on system failure characteristics and the second shows how an accurate model depicting this interaction can be extracted from real data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-108
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Computer Science and Technology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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