Leveraging variable function resilience for selective software reliability on unreliable hardware

Semeen Rehman, Muhammad Shafique, Pau Vilimelis Aceituno, Florian Kriebel, Jian Jia Chen, Jörg Henkel

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Abstract

State-of-the-art reliability optimizing schemes deploy spatial or temporal redundancy for the complete functionality. This introduces significant performance/area overhead which is often prohibitive within the stringent design constraints of embedded systems. This paper presents a novel scheme for selective software reliability optimization constraint under user-provided tolerable performance overhead constraint. To enable this scheme, statistical models for quantifying software resilience and error masking properties at function and instruction level are proposed. These models leverage a whole new range of reliability optimization. Given a tolerable performance overhead, our scheme selectively protects the reliability-wise most important instructions based on their masking probability, vulnerability, and redundancy overhead. Compared to state-of-the-art [7], our scheme provides a 4.84X improved reliability at 50% tolerable performance overhead constraint.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE 2013
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1759-1764
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783981537000
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event16th Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, DATE 2013 - Grenoble, France
Duration: Mar 18 2013Mar 22 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings -Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE
ISSN (Print)1530-1591

Other

Other16th Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, DATE 2013
CountryFrance
CityGrenoble
Period3/18/133/22/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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