Trustworthy Systems

Fault tolerance and avoidance in biomedical systems


Shane Stephens and Gernot Heiser

    School of Computer Science and Engineering
    Sydney 2052, Australia


It is important for a variety of reasons that biomedical systems execute without errors. One useful approach towards error-free software is to design a range of fault tolerant properties into applications software. In addition, by restricting the behaviour of an application and requiring explicit allocation of resources such as memory, errors can be caught while an application is still being written, rather than once an application has been released. This paper investigates how an operating system can support biomedical applications using these approaches.

BibTeX Entry

    address          = {St Emilion, France},
    author           = {Shane Stephens and Gernot Heiser},
    booktitle        = {SIGOPS European Workshop},
    month            = sep,
    paperurl         = {},
    title            = {Fault Tolerance and Avoidance in Biomedical Systems},
    year             = {2002}