SlicK: slice-based locality exploitation for efficient redundant multithreading

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SlicK: slice-based locality exploitation for efficient redundant multithreading
Transient faults are expected a be a major design consideration in future microprocessors. Recent proposals for transient fault detection in processor cores have revolved around the idea of redundant threading, which involves redundant execution of a program across multiple execution contexts. This paper presents a new approach to redundant threading by bringing together the concepts of slice-level execution and value and control-flow locality into a novel partial redundant threading mechanism called SlicK. The purpose of redundant execution is to check the integrity of the outputs propagating out of the core (typically through stores). SlicK implements redundancy at the granularity of backward-slices of these output instructions and exploits value and control-flow locality to avoid redundantly executing slices that lead to predictable outputs, thereby avoiding redundant execution of a significant fraction of instructions while maintaining extremely low vulnerabilities for critical pr...
Angshuman Parashar, Anand Sivasubramaniam, Sudhanv
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Authors Angshuman Parashar, Anand Sivasubramaniam, Sudhanva Gurumurthi
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