Energy-Efficient Redundant Execution for Chip Multiprocessors
Relentless CMOS scaling coupled with lower design tolerances is making ICs increasingly susceptible to wear-out related permanent faults and transient faults, necessitating on-chip fault tolerance in future chip microprocessors (CMPs). In this paper, we describe a power-efficient architecture for redundant execution on chip multiprocessors (CMPs) which when coupled with our per-core dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS) algorithm significantly reduces the energy overhead of redundant execution without sacrificing performance. Our evaluation shows that this architecture has a performance overhead of only 0.3% and consumes only 1.48 times the energy of a non-fault-tolerant baseline.
- Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI (GLSVLSI'10)
Rhode Island, USA,