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Transient faults (also known as soft-errors) resulting from high-energy particle strikes on silicon are typically modeled as single bit-flips in memory arrays. Most Architectural Vulnerability Factor (AVF) analyses assume this model. However, accelerated radiation tests on static random access memory (SRAM) arrays built using modern technologies show(More)
Existing nuclear power generation facilities are currently seeking to replace obsolete analog Instrumentation and Control (I&C) systems with contemporary digital and processor based systems. However, as new technology is introduced into existing and new plants, it becomes vital to assess the impact of that technology on plant safety. From a regulatory(More)
Semiconductor devices are becoming more susceptible to single event upsets (SEUs) as device dimensions, operating voltages and frequencies are scaled. The majority of architecture-, logic- and circuit-level techniques that have been developed to address SEUs in logic assume a single-point fault model. This will soon be insufficient as the occurrence of(More)
We introduce on-demand redundancy, a set of architectural techniques that leverage the tightly-coupled nature of components in systems-on-chip to reduce the cost of safety-critical systems. On-demand redundancy eases the assumptions that traditionally segregate the execution of critical and non-critical tasks (NCTs), making resources available for critical(More)
Among the masking phenomena that render immunity to combinational logic circuits from soft errors, logical masking is the hardest to model and characterize. This is mainly attributed to the fact that the algorithmic complexity of analyzing a combinational circuit for such masking is quite high, even for modestly sized circuits. In this paper, we present a(More)
The computing demands of applications coupled with the power wall problem in modern processors are expected to pave the way for heterogeneous computing platforms that are composed of a variety of processors and hardware accelerators. While current heterogeneous platform design analyses assess area, performance, and power, the tremendous increase in(More)
The lubricating and cooling capacities of different SAE 20W-50 multigrade engine oil samples were examined in terms of specific heat capacities and cooling rates. Out of the five samples of oil coded as A, B, C, D and E, four of them have very close related values of cooling rates while only B, has a bright-line distinction with a characteristically high(More)
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