Technique of selecting multiversion software system structure with minimum simultaneous module version usage
URI (for links/citations):http://elib.sfu-kras.ru/handle/2311/27974
Грузенкин, Д. В.
Царев, Р. Ю.
Пупков, А. Н.
Институт управления бизнес-процессами и экономики
Институт космических и информационных технологий
Journal Name:Advances in Soft Computing
Journal Quartile in Scopus:Q4
Bibliographic Citation:Грузенкин, Д. В. Technique of selecting multiversion software system structure with minimum simultaneous module version usage [Текст] / Д. В. Грузенкин, Р. Ю. Царев, А. Н. Пупков // Advances in Soft Computing: Software Engineering Perspectives and Application in Intelligent Systems. — 2016. — Т. 465. — С. 375-386
Multiversion or N-version programming is well known as an effective approach, ensuring high level of software reliability. This approach is based on two fundamental strategies for enhancing the reliability of a software system—redundancy and diversity. Modules solving critical tasks are redundant and implemented in the form of functionally equivalent versions. In this connection versions can be developed by different programmer teams, in different languages, in different environment and can implement different methods and algorithms for solution of identical tasks in order to provide versions diversity. Complex software systems, as a rule, include a set of programs which can call the same modules for solving their target tasks, or to be more precise, versions of these modules. According to diversity concept call of different module versions allows to avoid identical failures. This article presents a technique of selecting optimal multiversion software system to minimize simultaneous usage of the same module versions.