Real-time fault detection for small computers

J. R. Allen, Sik-Sang Yau

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper


Advancing technology and declining costs have led to a sharp increase in the number and variety of small computers in use. Because small computers are readily suited for many real-time applications, a great deal of work has been directed toward simplifying the interface between the computer and its peripherals. Hardware interrupting capability and a specially designed I/O bus are required for peripheral device interfacing in a real-time environment and such things as direct memory access, data channels, and multilevel hardware and software interrupt capability are common. These machines tend to be parallel, synchronous computers with a relatively simple architecture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages9
StatePublished - May 16 1972
Externally publishedYes
Event1972 Spring Joint Computer Conference, AFIPS 1972 - Atlantic City, United States
Duration: May 16 1972May 18 1972


Conference1972 Spring Joint Computer Conference, AFIPS 1972
CountryUnited States
CityAtlantic City


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Software

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Allen, J. R., & Yau, S-S. (1972). Real-time fault detection for small computers. 119-127. Paper presented at 1972 Spring Joint Computer Conference, AFIPS 1972, Atlantic City, United States.