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Building Resilience into Real-time Systems

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Published on Thursday, 16 June 2022

Resilient computing systems can withstand powerful threats and recover from attacks quickly. The question that many are asking themselves today is how to apply this level of resilience to real-time computing scenarios, or other equally extreme use cases. SnT's Prof. Marcus Völp recently sat down with Paperjam to explain how his research is making real-time systems such as aeroplanes, self-driving cars, and financial services stronger against malicious attacks and technological errors. 

The interview was published today as part of Paperjam’s latest Grand Dossier, this installment focusing on Data & Cloud. You can find it here.

In the article Prof. Völp explained how as head of the CritiX research group he and his team are working on resilient modular and distributed computing, which allows systems to continue working even when individual computers fail. The challenge is deploying these systems in certain scenarios, like a driveless car. An IT outage in a driveless car could lead to a failure to recognise the road situation, leading to the system issuing potentially dangerous commands. This is one of the current projects that CritiX has with an industrial partner. Partnerships like this fuel their research and allow them to learn about the real-world challenges in building resilient systems.

Read the piece in full on the Paperjam website here: https://paperjam.lu/article/building-resilience-into-real-