Abstract

DEPEND is an evolving simulation-based environment for the evaluation of designs from functional and dependability viewpoints. DEPEND supports the VHDL hardware descriptive language as well as the C++ programming language. In addition, DEPEND provides a graphical modeling facility to allow interactive model construction. Designs under evaluation can be functional or structural descriptions of the designs. The Task & Environment Manager provides an easy-access, window-based manual page and a tool-kit to allow users to create, modify, and simulate models without leaving the DEPEND environment. At the core of DEPEND are simulation engines supported by a fault injector, a set of fault dictionaries, and component libraries. DEPEND employs a hierarchical modeling and simulation approach that is intended to allow design evaluation starting from the device-level physical construct to the chip-level functional behavior, and up to the system-level dependability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 IEEE International Computer Performance & Dependability Symposium - Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
Duration: Sep 4 1996Sep 6 1996

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OtherProceedings of the 1996 IEEE International Computer Performance & Dependability Symposium
CityUrbana-Champaign, IL, USA
Period9/4/969/6/96

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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    Ries, G., Kalbarczyk, Z. T., Kraljevic, T., Hsueh, M. C., & Iyer, R. K. (1996). DEPEND: a simulation environment for system dependability modeling and evaluation. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1996 IEEE International Computer Performance & Dependability Symposium, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA, .