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A statistical performance simulator is developed to explore the impact of die-to-die (D2D) and within-die (WID) parameter variations on the distributions of maximum clock frequency (FMAX) and throughput for multi-core processors in a future 22nm technology.allThe simulator integrates a compact analytical throughput model, which captures the key dependencies(More)
Voltage and frequency margins necessary to ensure correct processor operation under dynamic voltage, temperature, and aging variations result in performance and power overheads. Resilient circuit techniques, including embedded error-detection sequentials and tunable replica circuits, allow these margins to be reduced or eliminated, resulting in reliable,(More)
Three circuit techniques for dynamic variation tolerance are presented: (i) Sensors with adaptive voltage and frequency circuits, (ii) Tunable replica circuits for timing-error prediction with error recovery, and (iii) Embedded error-detection sequential circuits with error recovery. These circuits mitigate the clock frequency guardbands for dynamic(More)
Die-to-die and within-die variations impact the frequency and power of fabricated dies, affecting functionality, performance, and revenue. Variation-tolerant circuits and post-silicon tuning techniques are important for minimizing the impacts of these variations. This paper describes several circuit techniques that can be employed to ensure efficient(More)