THE SOFTWARE HORROR PICTURE SHOW
|Patriot Missile Failure, 1991
An American Patriot missile failed to intercept an Iraqi Scud missile during the Gulf War. An American Army barrack was strucked and 28 soldiers were dead. The cause was an inaccurate calculation of the time since boot due to computer arithmetic errors.
|Dependable Systems & Software Group
|Department of Computer Science
|Universität des Saarlandes