Duke ECE 254 - Introduction (8 pages)

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Ece 254 - Fault-Tolerant and Testable Computing Systems
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General Course Information Professor Daniel J Sorin ECE 254 CPS 225 Fault Tolerant and Testable Computing Systems sorin ee duke edu http www ee duke edu sorin Course info Introduction http www ee duke edu sorin ece254 Copyright 2004 Daniel J Sorin Duke University Office hours 1111 Hudson Hall Times Prerequisite ECE 152 or CPS 104 or knowing how a computer works C 2004 Daniel J Sorin Course Objectives ECE 254 CPS 225 2 Course Guidelines Learn about fault tolerant computer systems Students are responsible for Both hardware and software slight emphasis on hardware Learn how to read evaluate research papers Homework 35 of grade Midterm exam 20 of grade Final exam 25 of grade Individual or group project 20 of grade Learn how to perform research C 2004 Daniel J Sorin ECE 254 CPS 225 3 C 2004 Daniel J Sorin Page 1 ECE 254 CPS 225 4 Project Academic Misconduct The project is a half semester long assignment I will not tolerate academically dishonest work This includes cheating on homework or exams and plagiarism on the project Written proposal no more than 3 pages due Oct 21 Written progress report 3 pages Nov 11 Final document in conference journal format 10 pages Nov 30 Final presentation in class Nov 30 Dec 2 Be careful on the project to cite prior work and to give proper credit to others research Groups of 2 or 3 are OK Ask me if you have any questions Not knowing the rules does not make misconduct OK Get started early Talk to me about project ideas In case you missed it GET STARTED EARLY C 2004 Daniel J Sorin ECE 254 CPS 225 5 C 2004 Daniel J Sorin Course Topics ECE 254 CPS 225 6 Outline of Intro Introduction Terminology and metrics Faults and their causes General Fault Tolerance Concepts Redundancy spatial temporal information etc Error detection Forward recovery backward recovery Motivation for Fault Tolerance Goals of Fault Tolerant Computing Challenges why this isn t easy Some Examples Applying Theory to Real Systems Hardware Software Modeling Evaluation Testing and



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