Measuring fault tolerance with the FTAPE fault injection tool

Timothy K. Tsai, Ravishankar K Iyer

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Abstract

This paper describes FTAPE (Fault Tolerance And Performance Eval-uator), a tool that can be used to compare fault-tolerant computers. The major parts of the tool include a system-wide fault injector, a workload generator, and a workload activity measurement tool. The workload creates high stress conditions on the machine. Using stress-based injection, the fault injector is able to utilize knowledge of the workload activity to ensure a high level of fault propagation. The errors/fault ratio, performance degradation, and number of system crashes are presented as measures of fault tolerance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQuantitative Evaluation of Computing and Communication Systems - 8th International Conference on Modelling Techniques and Tools for Computer Performance Evaluation Performance Tools 1995 and 8th GI/ITG Conference on Measuring, Modelling and Evaluating Computing and Communication Systems MMB 1995, Proceedings
EditorsHeinz Beilner, Falko Bause
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages26-40
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783540603009
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Event8th International Conference on Modelling Techniques and Tools for Computer performance Evaluation, Performance Tools 1995 and 8th GI/ITG Conference on Measuring, Modelling and Evaluating Computing and Communication Systems, MMB 1995 - Heidelberg, Germany
Duration: Sep 20 1995Sep 22 1995

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume977
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other8th International Conference on Modelling Techniques and Tools for Computer performance Evaluation, Performance Tools 1995 and 8th GI/ITG Conference on Measuring, Modelling and Evaluating Computing and Communication Systems, MMB 1995
CountryGermany
CityHeidelberg
Period9/20/959/22/95

Keywords

  • Fault injection
  • Fault tolerance measurement
  • Stress-based injection
  • Workload generator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Tsai, T. K., & Iyer, R. K. (1995). Measuring fault tolerance with the FTAPE fault injection tool. In H. Beilner, & F. Bause (Eds.), Quantitative Evaluation of Computing and Communication Systems - 8th International Conference on Modelling Techniques and Tools for Computer Performance Evaluation Performance Tools 1995 and 8th GI/ITG Conference on Measuring, Modelling and Evaluating Computing and Communication Systems MMB 1995, Proceedings (pp. 26-40). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 977). Springer-Verlag.