nonredundant system

nonredundant system

[¦nän·ri′dən·dənt ′sis·təm]
(computer science)
A computer system designed in such a way that only the absolute minimum amount of hardware is utilized to implement its function.
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For a required mission reliability of 90%, the system's relative reliability quickly approaches the asymptotic value of 111% (i.e., compared to a nonredundant system) as the redundancy level rises-achieving this with about 3 redundant paths.
Certainly, redundant systems, even when they impose higher short-term costs than nonredundant systems, are desirable when organizations must meet failsafe criteria (LaPorte & Consolini, 1991; Perrow, 1984).