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Mitigating soft error failures for multimedia applications by selective data protection

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Mitigating soft error failures for multimedia applications by selective data protection
With advances in process technology, soft errors (SE) are becoming an increasingly critical design concern. Due to their large area and high density, caches are worst hit by soft errors. Although Error Correction Code based mechanisms protect the data in caches, they have high performance and power overheads. Since multimedia applications are increasingly being used in mission-critical embedded systems where both reliability and energy are a major concern, there is a definite need to improve reliability in embedded systems, without too much energy overhead. We observe that while a soft error in multimedia data may only result in a minor loss in QoS, a soft error in a variable that controls the execution flow of the program may be fatal. Consequently, we propose to partition the data space into failure critical and failure non-critical data, and provide a high-degree of soft error protection only to the failure critical data in Horizontally Partitioned Caches. Experimental results de...
Kyoungwoo Lee, Aviral Shrivastava, Ilya Issenin, N
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where CASES
Authors Kyoungwoo Lee, Aviral Shrivastava, Ilya Issenin, Nikil Dutt, Nalini Venkatasubramanian
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