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Applications' traffic tends to be bursty and the location of hot-spot nodes moves as time goes by. This will significantly aggregate the blocking problem of wormhole-routed Network-on-Chip (NoC). Most of state-of-the-art traffic balancing solutions are based on fully adaptive routing algorithms which may introduce large time/space overhead to routers.(More)
—Homogeneous manycore systems are emerging for tera-scale computation and typically utilize Network-on-Chip (NoC) as the communication scheme between embedded cores. Effective defect tolerance techniques are essential to improve the yield of such complex integrated circuits. We propose to achieve fault tolerance by employing redundancy at the core-level(More)
The limited write endurance of phase change random access memory (PRAM) is one of the major obstacles for PRAM-based main memory. Wear leveling techniques were proposed to extend its lifetime by balancing writes traffic. Another important concern that need to be considered is endurance variation in PRAM chips. When different PRAM cells have distinct(More)
Homogeneous manycore processors are emerging for tera-scale computation. Effective defect tolerance techniques are essential to improve the yield of such complex integrated circuits. In this paper, we propose to achieve fault tolerance by employing redundancy at the core-level instead of at the microarchitecture-level. When faulty cores existing on-chip in(More)
Three-dimensional (3D) integration and Network-on-Chip (NoC) are both proposed to tackle the on-chip interconnect scaling problems, and extensive research efforts have been devoted to the design challenges of combining both. Through-silicon via (TSV) is considered to be the most promising technology for 3D integration, however, TSV pads distributed across(More)
The load power range of modern processors is greatly enlarged because many advanced power management techniques like dynamic voltage frequency scaling, Turbo boosting, and Near Threshold Voltage technologies are incorporated. However, the power saving may be offset by power loss in power delivery; moreover, as the efficiency of power delivery varies greatly(More)
—Bugs are tending to be unavoidable in the design of complex integrated circuits. It is imperative to identify the bugs as soon as possible by post-silicon debug. The main challenge for post-silicon debug is the observability of the internal signals. This paper exploits the fact that it is not necessary to observe the error free states. Then we introduce(More)
The widening gap between the fast-increasing transistor budget but slow-growing power delivery and system cooling capability calls for novel architectural solutions to boost energy efficiency. Leveraging the fact of surging " dark silicon " area, we propose a hybrid scheme to use both on-chip and off-chip voltage regulators , called " AgileRegulator " , for(More)