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Re: ??? (was RE: A simple guy with a simple problem)

At 05:13 PM 14/03/01 -0500, John Cowan wrote:
>Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
>> Question for you: Do you ever get a requirement that requires all system
>> operations 
>> to return in under 3 seconds and the operational reliability to be 99.99% of
>> the 
>> time 24/7?
>30 seconds of downtime per year???
>Presumably you write in assembly language 

Bad, fragile software engineering practice

>on the bare metal of mil-spec

in the computing space, typically less robust & reliable than
commercial off the shelf stuff with redundancy

>otherwise you are depending on other people's code/gear that is
>nowhere near that reliable.

Depending on well-debugged existing code/gear is one of the
the best practices in achieving high reliability. -T