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StageNetSlice: a reconfigurable microarchitecture building block for resilient CMP systems

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StageNetSlice: a reconfigurable microarchitecture building block for resilient CMP systems
Although CMOS feature size scaling has been the source of dramatic performance gains, it has lead to mounting reliability concerns due to increasing power densities and on-chip temperatures. Given that most wearout mechanisms that plague semiconductor devices are highly dependent on these parameters, significantly higher failure rates are projected for future technology generations. Traditional techniques for dealing with device failures have relied on coarse-grained redundancy to maintain service in the face of failed components. In this work, we challenge this practice by identifying its inability to scale to high failure rate scenarios and investigate the advantages of finer-grained configurations. We use this study to motivate the design of StageNet, an embedded CMP architecture designed from its inception with reliability as a first class design constraint. StageNet relies on a reconfigurable network of replicated processor pipeline stages to maximize the useful lifetime of the c...
Shantanu Gupta, Shuguang Feng, Amin Ansari, Jason
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where CASES
Authors Shantanu Gupta, Shuguang Feng, Amin Ansari, Jason A. Blome, Scott A. Mahlke
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