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As silicon continues to scale, transistor reliability is becoming a major concern. At the same time, increasing transistor counts are causing a rapid shift towards large chip multi-processors (CMP) and system-on-chip (SoC) designs, comprising several cores and IPs communicating via a network-on-chip (NoC). As the sole medium of on-chip communication, a NoC(More)
As silicon technology scales, modern processors and embedded systems are rapidly shifting towards complex chip multi-processor (CMP) and system-on-chip (SoC) designs, comprising several processor cores and IP components communicating via a network-on-chip (NoC). As a side-effect of this trend, ensuring their correctness has become increasingly problematic.(More)
With the advent of multicore processors and system-on-chip designs, intra-chip communication demands have exacerbated, leading to a growing adoption of scalable networks-on-chip (NoCs) as the interconnect fabric. Today, conventional NoC designs may consume up to 30% of the entire chip's power budget, in large part due to leakage power. In this work, we(More)
—The expected low reliability of the silicon substrate at upcoming technology nodes presents a key challenge for digital system designers. Networks-on-chip (NoCs) are especially concerning because they are often the only communication infrastructure for the chips in which they are deployed. Recently, routing reconfiguration solutions have been proposed to(More)
As silicon technology scales, modern processor and embedded systems are rapidly shifting towards complex chip multi-processor (CMP) and system-on-chip (SoC) designs. As a side effect of complexity of these designs, ensuring their correctness has become increasingly problematic. Within these domains, Network-on-Chips (NoCs) are a de-facto choice to implement(More)
—We propose a comprehensive yet low-cost solution for online detection and diagnosis of permanent faults in on-chip networks. Using error syndrome collection and packet/flit-counting techniques, high-resolution defect diagnosis is feasible in both datapath and control logic of the on-chip network without injecting any test traffic or incurring significant(More)
Networks-on-chip (NoCs) have become increasingly widespread in recent years due to the extensive integration of many components in modern multicore processors and SoC designs. One of the fundamental tradeoffs in NoC design is the radix of its constituent routers. While high-radix routers enable a richly connected and low diameter network, low-radix routers(More)
—As transistor counts continue to scale, modern designs are transitioning towards large chip multi-processors (CMPs). In order to match the advancing performance of CMPs, on-chip interconnects are becoming increasingly complex, commonly deploying advanced network-on-chip (NoC) structures. Ensuring the correct operation of these system-level infrastruc-tures(More)