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Abend

Informal; to end a project or process prematurely. This term is used especially in computer-related projects. It is a portmanteau of "abnormal end."
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(1) Set the target failure intensity to stop testing that depends on the software failure data set and customer requirements.
The goal of using this type of modelling is, at any stage i, where i=j, j+1, , n , where j is a number sufficiently large for the first prediction and n is the total number of software failures observed from the selected software, to estimate the current and future reli- ability.
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* If a software failure or error can result in death or serious injury with some reasonable probability of occurrence, it is defined as high-risk.
One official told Reuters the exact cause of the failure could remain a mystery, and the theories range from software failure to solar flares or even sabotage.
Using this simulator, one could estimate the optimum values of software failure rates at various time coordinates, namely, release time, time at which free support should be stopped, and time at which support be withdrawn completely.
This is an extreme example but it emphasizes both how pivotal software is to the function of some medical devices and the consequences of software failure.
'When we have computer hardware or software failure, or one of our systems gets damaged, we can, within minutes, recover the latest data that was stored on that computer.
* Bare metal system recovery -- In the event of system hardware or software failure, or user error, a disk-to-disk solution enables administrators to recover a system much faster than traditional methods.
However, the BSA says that by effectively managing software assets, organisations can ensure license compliance and prevent copyright breach, legal action and fines and minimise the risk of software failure and system downtime.
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