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Amdahl's reliability law: A simple quantification of the weakest-link phenomenon
- Author(s): Parhami, B
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1109/MC.2015.202
© 2015 IEEE. Amdahl's performance law is a useful conceptual and pedagogical tool for imparting key ideas about performance limits and the importance of balanced system design to students and practitioners in the field. The weakest-link maxim of reliability engineering can be expressed in terms of an identical formula, giving it a quantitative basis and thus making it more convincing. Calling it 'Amdahl's reliability law' stresses the fact that it follows directly from Amdahl's speedup formula.
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