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Probabilistic Ways to Represent the Lifetime of an Object

Probabilistic Ways to Represent the Lifetime of an Object

Every item, system, person, or animal has a lifetime. For people and animals, we typically just measure the lifetime in years, but we have other options for items and systems. We can measure airplane reliability in flight hours (hours actually flown), or stress test a manufacturing tool in cycles. Regardless of the units we use,…

System Reliability Basics

System Reliability Basics

For the pdf version, Almost everything we use every day can be thought of as a system built from components. Our lungs form a system. A string of lights forms a system. A manufacturing process, and a data center are also systems that are more complicated. Every system is built from components, and components are…