Abstract

The desire to use commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) components is prevalent throughout the industry, the DoD, and NASA. The potential benefits of using COTS are many. However, use of COTS products is also fraught with pitfalls and dangers. The purpose of this article is to discuss several issues including: the effect of processor bugs on the design of highly dependable systems; COTS versus radiation hard components; use of COTS to build highly available enterprise computing systems; and new research issues in designing COTS-based high availability network systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Annual International Conference on Fault-Tolerant Computing
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)0780357639
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 29th Annual International Symposium on Fault-Tolerant Computing (FTCS-29) - Madison, WI, USA
Duration: Jun 15 1999Jun 18 1999

Publication series

NameProceedings - Annual International Conference on Fault-Tolerant Computing
ISSN (Print)0731-3071

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1999 29th Annual International Symposium on Fault-Tolerant Computing (FTCS-29)
CityMadison, WI, USA
Period6/15/996/18/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture

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    Iyer, R. K., & Avizienis, A. (1999). COTS hardware and software in high-availability systems. In Proceedings - Annual International Conference on Fault-Tolerant Computing (Proceedings - Annual International Conference on Fault-Tolerant Computing). IEEE.