fail-soft system

fail-soft system

[′fāl ¦sȯft ‚sis·təm]
(computer science)
A computer system with automatic controls that allow function to continue after a malfunction and, if necessary, permit the shutdown of the system without loss of data.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.