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IBM Journal of Research and Development  
Volume 28, Number 4, Page 340 (1984)
Nontopical Issue
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Statistical failure analysis of system timing

by D. R. Tryon, F. M. Armstrong, M. R. Reiter
Techniques are developed that quantify the probability that large computer systems will meet their cycle time objectives. Both approximation techniques and rigorous multivariate statistical techniques are described. A method is developed that enumerates the cycle-limiting paths so that these approaches can be utilized. The results of these techniques enable system designers to ensure that performance and reliability objectives are met.
Related Subjects: Computer organization and design; Design automation; Reliability; Statistics