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Journal of Information Science and Engineering, Vol. 22 No. 4, pp. 953-964 (July 2006)

A Software Tool for Fault Tolerance

Goutam Kumar Saha
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing
Kolkata, West Bengal 700091, India
E-mail: gksaha@rediffmail.com

This paper describes a software fix in order to tolerate multiple transient-faults in an application using code-redundancy of an application program that is enhanced with a new error-checking and switching technique. It is a low cost solution towards tolerating multiple bit-errors. This technique which is based on enhanced single-version scheme (ESVS), does not intend to correct errors. Rather it aims to mask various operational and environmental errors during the run-time of an application.

Keywords: transient bit-errors, fault tolerance, error masking, enhanced single-version scheme (ESVS), low-cost tool

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Received May 18, 2004; revised July 26, 2004; accepted November 17, 2004.
Communicated by Chin-Teng Lin.