Dependable Systems (SS 2014)

Dr. Peter Tröger

Continuous service provisioning is a key feature of modern hardware und software server systems. These systems achieve their level of user-perceived availability through a set of formal and technical approaches, commonly summarized under the term dependability.

Dependability is defined as the trustworthiness of hardware and software systems, so that reliance can be placed on the service they provide. The main dependability attributes commonly known and accepted are availability, reliability, safety, and security.

The Dependable Systems course gives an introduction into theoretical foundations, common building blocks and example implementations for dependable IT components and systems. The focus is on reliability and availability aspects of dependable systems, such as reliability analysis, fault tolerance, fault models or failure prediction. Amongst other things, the following topics are covered:

Dependability definitions and metrics
Design patterns for fault tolerance
Analytical evaluation of system dependability
Hardware dependability approaches
Software dependability approaches
Latest research topics

Predecessor of this series: Dependable Systems (SS 2013)



Date: 2014-04-14
Lang: en
Dur: 01:08:14

Definitions and Metrics

Dependability Threats & Faults

Date: 2014-04-15
Lang: en
Dur: 01:17:28

Faults & Errors

Date: 2014-04-22
Lang: en
Dur: 01:11:16


Date: 2014-04-28
Lang: en
Dur: 01:19:57

Fault Tolerance Patterns

Architectural Patterns

Date: 2014-05-05
Lang: en
Dur: 01:14:33

Detection Patterns

Date: 2014-05-06
Lang: en
Dur: 01:12:23

Error Recovery Patterns

Date: 2014-05-12
Lang: en
Dur: 01:13:47

Dependability Attributes

Steady-State Availability

Date: 2014-05-19
Lang: en
Dur: 00:30:40

Dependability Modeling

Dependability Modeling

Date: 2014-05-19
Lang: en
Dur: 00:47:57

Fault Trees

Date: 2014-05-20
Lang: en
Dur: 01:23:31

State-Based Dependability Modeling

State-Based Dependability Modeling

Date: 2014-05-26
Lang: en
Dur: 01:24:58

State-Based Dependability Modeling Recap

Date: 2014-05-27
Lang: en
Dur: 00:37:47

System Dependability Evaluation


Date: 2014-05-27
Lang: en
Dur: 00:36:38


Date: 2014-06-02
Lang: en
Dur: 01:11:45

CMMI, Six Sigma & ITIL

Date: 2014-06-03
Lang: en
Dur: 01:10:57

Reliability Prediction

Distributed Systems

Distributed Systems Theory

Date: 2014-06-17
Lang: en
Dur: 01:31:06

Fault Tolerant Distributed Systems

Date: 2014-06-23
Lang: en
Dur: 01:19:38

Dependable Distributed Applications

Date: 2014-06-24
Lang: en
Dur: 00:37:34

Hardware Dependability

Hardware Dependability - Diagnosis & Redundancy

Date: 2014-07-07
Lang: en
Dur: 01:10:58

Hardware Redundancy

Date: 2014-07-08
Lang: en
Dur: 01:18:32

Software Dependability

Software Dependability & Summary

Date: 2014-07-15
Lang: en
Dur: 01:24:31