Scalable Fault Tolerant System Design Using Heterogeneous Components

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 32524
Amount: $99,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1996
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Ww Technology Group
4519 Mustering Drum,, Ellicott City, MD, 21042
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Chris Walter
 (410) 418-4353
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Abstract
An integrated system design approach will be pursued which considers the important aspects for scalable fault tolerant computing. An architecture approach, using selective separation of fault tolerant services from application and COTS components will provide transparency and interoperability among heterogeneous components. Real-time services and policy driven configuration and control will be supported. The key service goals are high performance, scability, fault tolerance and flexibility of embedding. The key implementation goals are use of standard components and interfaces, and support common programming languages and ADa 95. Three forms of multiprocessing will be supported in additions to the use of the architecture in an embedded environment. Concepts and algorithms which can be formally verified will be developed and used. System test capabilities will be addressed to provide reliable information on the collective health of the system elements. Most importantly, the method will enable the construction of system architecture that are scalable in terms of performance and fault tolerance, and suitable for applications ranging from highly available to ultradependable mission critical computing.

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