Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Fault Tolerant Systems

SPP Acad. year 2017/2018 Summer semester 5 credits

Principles of fault tolerance, structures and techniques. Codes for control and correction of information. Sparse parity codes. Cyclic codes, Fire codes, Galois field construction, BCH and RS codes. Convolutional codes. Fail-safe systems. Architecture of FT systems. Fault tolerance at VLSI level. Fault tolerance in computer units, computer systems and communication networks. Radiation fault tolerance. A380 control system. Distributed tolerant systems, fault tolerant software.

Guarantor

Language of instruction

Czech

Completion

Credit+Examination (written)

Time span

26 hrs lectures, 26 hrs projects

Assessment points

70 exam, 30 projects

Department

Lecturer

Instructor

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Skills and approaches to building fault tolerance using hardware and codes.

Learning objectives

To inform the students about different types of redundancy and its application for the design of computer systems being able to function correctly even under presence of faults and data errors.

Study literature

  • Lin, S., Costello, D.J.: Error Control Coding: Fundamentals and Applications, Prentice-Hall, 1983, ISBN 0-13-283796-X 

Fundamental literature

  • Lin, S., Costello, D.J.: Error Control Coding: Fundamentals and Applications, Prentice-Hall, 1983, ISBN 0-13-283796-X 

Syllabus of lectures

  • Introduction, FT design methodology. Hardware redundancy, TMR, GMR.
  • Information redundancy, error control codes, parity codes, arithmetic codes.
  • Residue codes, Hamming codes, sparse parity codes.
  • Cyclic codes, Fire codes.
  • Galois fields, BCH and Reed-Solomon codes, byte error detection.
  • Convolution codes.
  • Time redundancy, alternating logic.
  • VLSI FT techniques.
  • FT in computer units and computer systems. Radiation fault tolerance.
  • A380 control system.
  • FT systems architectures. FT communication networks.
  • Distributed FT systems. Software for FT systems.

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

Individual project assignment.

Progress assessment

Project processing and presentation.

Exam prerequisites

Project processing and presentation. Min. 10 p.

Course inclusion in study plans

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