Resilient Computer System Design

by Victor Castano and Igor Schagaev

Describes design solutions for new computer systems and prototypes for evolving reconfigurable architecture (ERA) that is free from drawbacks inherent in current reliability engineering models.

Presents a prototype for new computer systems with supportive hardware, simplicity, reliability, scalability and energy-wise operation achieved by using redundancy and re-configurability as a part of resilient and evolving architecture.

Provides development processes for next generation systems using various redundancy types for implementation of required system properties through design stages.

Software Design for Resilient Computer Systems

by Igor Schagaev and Thomas Kaegi

Revised and Updated Edition

Outlines potential critical faults in the modern computer systems and what is required to change them.

Explains how to design and re-design system software for the next generation of computers for wider application domains and greater efficiency and reliability.

"the most comprehensive and detailed account of fault tolerance that I've come across … required reading for anyone designing safety-critical embedded systems"

- Geoffrey Sharman, Head of the British Computer Society Advanced Programming Group

What does ITACS do?

The answer is simple - projects in the area of information technologies (IT) and advanced computer science (ACS), addressing and solving real world problems.

Over the last 20 years, ITACS has applied its on-going research to design and develop devices for practical application (download the PDF).

Our areas of expertise are: safety critical systems, new computer architectures, including parallel fault tolerant systems, required operating systems and languages, as well as new algorithms for existing and problems and development of new concepts and implementations in all areas where human might apply his efforts with technologies.

The members of ITACS are active at the forefront of their respective research fields, exploring and developing the theory for possible future applications.

Recent Projects

News

02.2014

Professor Schagaev is interviewed (page 4) for the 'Faculty of Life Sciences and Computing' magazine from London Metropolitan University.

05.12.2013

An NMI Event, 'Design for Reliability - "From Chip to System"', was held at Greenwich University, where Professor Schagaev presented our PRESSA project.

10.10.2013

Professor Schagaev addressed the Advanced Programming Specialist Group of the British Computer Society, speaking on 'System Software Support Of Hardware Efficiency'.

20-25.07.2013

Professor Schagaev presented our paper, 'Redundancy + Reconfigurability = Recoverability,' at WorldComp 2013, in Las Vegas.

23.07.2013

'Redundancy + Reconfigurability = Recoverability' is published by MDPI in the 'Fault-Tolerant Routing' Special Issue of their Electronics journal.

12.07.2013

Professor Schagaev is the Guest Editor of the forthcoming, 'Fault-Tolerant Routing' Special Issue of the Electronics journal, published by MDPI.

31.05.2013

'Principles of Active Condition Control: Impact Analysis;' Igor Schagaev writes with John Carbone in a new book on Applied Cyber-Physical Systems.

30.04.2013

NEW BOOK RELEASED. 'System Software Support of Hardware Efficiency,' by Kaegi and Schagaev

21.09.2011

Patent granted for ITACS invention of 'Method and Apparatus for Active Safety System'

01-03.08.2011

'Redundancy + Reconfigurability = Recoverability'
Professor Schagaev was Keynote Speaker at 'The First International Conference on Wireless Communications and Applications' in China

11.02.2011

'ERA: Embedded Reconfigurable Architecture - what, why and how long?'
Presentation given by Professor Schagaev at the Advanced Research & Technology for Embedded Intelligence and Systems (ARTEMIS) Networking Event, 2011

09-11.06.2010

'ERA: Evolving Reconfigurable Architecture'
Presentation given by Professor Schagaev at the '11th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing' in Greenwich, London in 2010.

12.04.2007

Grant for the patent of 'Method and Apparatus for Active Safety System'

29.03.2006

Meeting at Airbus Headquarters, Toulouse, to discuss 'PASS - Principle of Active System Safety'