Exploiting potentially dead blocks for improving data cache reliability against soft errors


AKCICEK D., KOYUNCU S., SEN H., KADAYIF İ.

22nd International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences, Ankara, Turkey, 7 - 09 November 2007, pp.340-345 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/iscis.2007.4456885
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.340-345

Abstract

Soft errors due to energetic particle strikes are a big concern for systems to run in a reliable manner. This reliability concern have been more serious with technology scaling and aggressive leakage control mechanisms. Since cache memories consume the largest fraction of on-chip real estate, they are more vulnerable to soft errors, as compared to many other system components.