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Stochastic Modeling of a Computer System with Priority to PM over S/W Replacement Subject to Maximum Operation and Repair Times

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International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2012 by IJCA Journal
Volume 43 - Number 3
Year of Publication: 2012
Authors:
Ashish Kumar
S. C. Malik
10.5120/6084-8228

Ashish Kumar and S c Malik. Article: Stochastic Modeling of a Computer System with Priority to PM over S/W Replacement Subject to Maximum Operation and Repair Times. International Journal of Computer Applications 43(3):27-34, April 2012. Full text available. BibTeX

@article{key:article,
	author = {Ashish Kumar and S.c. Malik},
	title = {Article: Stochastic Modeling of a Computer System with Priority to PM over S/W Replacement Subject to Maximum Operation and Repair Times},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2012},
	volume = {43},
	number = {3},
	pages = {27-34},
	month = {April},
	note = {Full text available}
}

Abstract

This paper focuses on the stochastic modeling of a computer system of two identical units- one is initially operative and other is kept as spare in cold standby. In each unit h/w and s/w components work together and fail independently. There is a single server who visits the system immediately as and when required. The server takes the unit under preventive maintenance after a maximum operation time at normal mode. The h/w components under go for repair at their failure and are replaced by new one in case these are not repaired up to a maximum repair time. However, s/w components are replaced by new one instead of repair. Priority is given to the preventive maintenance (PM) of the unit over replacement of the s/w components. The failure time distribution of the components follow negative exponential whereas the distributions of preventive maintenance, repair and replacement time are taken as arbitrary with different probability density functions. Several reliability and economic indices have been obtained using semi-Markov and regenerative point technique. The graphical study of the results has also been made.

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