Simple design makes reliable computers

  • David Liddell
Hardware Architectures for Fault Tolerance
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 774)


This paper puts forward the hypothesis that the way to design reliable computers is to design simple computers. It examines the trade-off between adding complexity to solve a potential reliability problem and the unreliability incurred due to the complexity added. Some examples of simple design are then given from IMP's fault tolerant computers.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Liddell
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  1. 1.IMP Ltd.ConsettUK

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