Dean Michael Ancajas

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In this paper, we uncover a novel and imminent threat to an emerging computing paradigm: MPSoCs built with 3rd party IP NoCs. We demonstrate that a compromised NoC (C-NoC) can enable a range of security attacks with an accomplice software component. To counteract these threats, we propose Fort-NoCs, a series of techniques that work together to provide(More)
With aggressive technology scaling, the complexity of the global routing problem is poised to rapidly grow. Solving such a large computational problem demands a high throughput hardware platform such as modern Graphics Processing Units (GPU). In this work, we explore a hybrid GPU-CPU high-throughput computing environment as a scalable alternative to the(More)
Early prediction of an upcoming timing violation presents a tremendous opportunity to mask the performance overhead of tolerating these faults. In this paper, we explore several techniques for optimizing instruction scheduling in an Out-of-Order pipeline, exploiting this new perspective in robust system design. Compared to recently proposed stall based(More)
The emergence of power efficient heterogeneous NoCs presents an intriguing challenge in NoC reliability, particularly due to aging degradation. To effectively tackle this challenge, this work presents a dynamic routing algorithm that exploits the architecture level criticality of network packets while routing. Our proposed framework uses a Wearout(More)
The trend towards massive parallel computing has necessitated the need for an On-Chip communication framework that can scale well with the increasing number of cores. At the same time, technology scaling has made transistors susceptible to a multitude of reliability issues (NBTI, HCI, TDDB). In this work, we propose an HCI-Tolerant microarchitecture for an(More)
Three-dimensional Multicore Systems present unique opportunities for proximity driven data placement in the memory banks. Coupled with distributed memory controllers, a design trend seen in recent systems, we propose a Dynamic Memory Relocator for 3D Multicores (DMR3D) to dynamically migrate physical pages among different memory controllers. Our proposed(More)
In this paper, we propose a covert threat model for MPSoCs designed using 3rd party Network-on-Chips (NoC). We illustrate that a malicious NoC can disrupt the availability of on-chip resources, thereby causing large performance bottlenecks for the software running on the MPSoC platform. We then propose a runtime latency auditor that enables an MPSoC(More)
Degradation of transistor parameter values due to Negative Bias Temperature Instability (NBTI) has emerged as a major reliability problem in current and future transistor generations. NBTI Aging of SRAM cell leads to a lower noise margin, thereby increasing the failure rate. The physical register file, which consists of an array of SRAM cells, can suffer(More)