Patent Number: 8,880,198

Title: Byzantine fault-tolerant SCADA system

Abstract: A system for automatically monitoring and controlling an infrastructure or process includes a plurality of remote clients installed along various portions of an industrial infrastructure or an infrastructure performing a process. Each of the remote clients collects data. A plurality of server replicas is in communication with the plurality of remote clients. The server replicas receive the collected data from the remote clients and process the received data. The plurality of remote clients and the plurality of server replicas communicate across an electronic network. The plurality of server replicas includes a state machine replication system that is tolerant of a failure of one or more of the server replicas.

Inventors: Goose; Stuart (Berkeley, CA), Kirsch; Jonathan (Menlo Park, CA)

Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101); G05B 19/042 (20060101); G05B 9/03 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00