Defect tolerance on the Teramac custom computer

  title={Defect tolerance on the Teramac custom computer},
  author={W. Bruce Culbertson and Rick Amerson and Richard J. Carter and Philip Kuekes and Greg Snider},
Defect tolerance in regular structures such as RAM arrays was well established in the 1980s. Altera PLDs and FPGAs extended RAM-like techniques for tolerating defects. However, they both used an approach that tried to repair the IC behind the scenes to make it look like a perfect component to the user and tools. These techniques work reasonably well when the defect rate is low, but have prohibitive costs at the level of defects suggested above. 
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