The FTMPS-project: Design and implementation of fault-tolerance techniques for massively parallel systems

Monitoring, Debugging, and Fault Tolerance
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 797)


The FTMPS-project provides a solution to the need for faulttolerance in large systems. A complete fault-tolerance approach is developed and being implemented. The built-in hardware error-detection features combined with software error-detection techniques provide a high coverage of transient as well as permanent failures. Combined with the diagnosis software, the necessary information for the OSS (statistics and visualisation) and the possibly reconfiguration is collected. Backward error recovery based on checkpointing and rollback, is implemented.


Parallel System Error Recovery Faulty Component Concurrent Error Detection Control Processor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, ESATHeverleeBelgium
  2. 2.Parsytec GmbH (D)Deutschland
  3. 3.Universidade de Coimbra (P)Portugal
  4. 4.F.A. Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (D)Deutschland
  5. 5.Universität-GH Paderborn (D)Deutschland

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