FPGA Hardware Implementation of Statically Derived Error Detectors

Peter Klemperer, Shelley Chen, Karthik Pattabiraman, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, Ravishankar K. Iyer, Workshop on Dependable and Secure Nanocomputing (WDSN), 2007.
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Abstract: Previous software-only error detection techniques have provided high-coverage, low-latency detection but suffer significant performance overheads with a large percentage of benign detections. This paper presents a FPGA hardware implementation of application-aware data error detectors. The detectors are automatically derived at compile time and executed in hardware at runtime, minimizing the performance overhead. We implement the static detectors using the Reliability and Security Engine, which provides a standard interface for developing reliability and security hardware modules. An initial, proof-of-concept model shows that there is only a 2% performance penalty when the detectors are implemented in hardware.

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