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Zuverlässige Systeme (Dependable Systems)


Dozent/inProf. Dr. Katinka Wolter
InstitutionInstitute of Computer Science
Freie Universität Berlin


RaumTakustraße 9 SR 049


Lecture Hours: Tuesday, 12-14, SR 025/026/A6 Seminarraum (Arnimallee 6)
Office Hours: by appointment
Tutorials: Thursday, 12-14, SR 051

First Tutorial on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.


3rd year BSc, Masc or Diploma students



Most relevant text books for this course

  • Israel Koren, C. Mani Krishna. Fault-Tolerant Systems, Morgan Kaufman 2007.

  • Jean-Claude Geffroy, Gilles Motet. Design of Dependable Computing Systems, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002.

  • D. P. Siewiorek, R.S. Swarz. Reliable Computer Systems, Digital Press, 1992.

  •  Pankaj Jalote. Fault-Tolerance in Distributed Systems, Prentice Hall, 1994.

Other text books for this course

  • K. Echtle. Fehlertoleranzverfahren, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1990

  •  Martin L. Shooman. Reliability of Computer Systems and Networks: Fault Tolerance, Analysis, and Design, John Wiley & Sons, 2002.

  • B. Haverkort. Performance of Computer Communication Systems - A Model-Based Approach. Wiley.

  • R. Jain. The Art of Computer Systems Performance Analysis: Techniques for Experimental Design, Measurement, Simulation, and Modeling, Wiley- Interscience, 1992.


Lecture notes and materials

the slide set by Behrooz Parhami. And more will be published in Sakai.


There will be 5-7 exercise sheets. Exercises are marked based on presentation in the exercise classes. Each participant has to vote for assignments of which he/she can present the solution.


The examination will take place on Feb. 12, 2015, 10-12.