Compiler-managed register file protection for energy-efficient soft error reduction

Jongeun Lee, Aviral Shrivastava

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

10 Scopus citations

Abstract

For embedded systems where neither energy nor reliability can be easily sacrificed, we present an energy efficient soft error protection scheme for register files (RF). Unlike previous approaches, our method explicitly optimizes for energy efficiency and exploits the fundamental tradeoff between reliability and energy. While even simple compiler-managed RF protection scheme is more energy efficient than hardware schemes, this work formulates and solves further compiler optimization problems to significantly enhance the energy efficiency of RF protection schemes by an additional 24%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASP-DAC 2009
Subtitle of host publicationAsia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference 2009
Pages618-623
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
EventAsia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference 2009, ASP-DAC 2009 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: Jan 19 2009Jan 22 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC

Other

OtherAsia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference 2009, ASP-DAC 2009
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period1/19/091/22/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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