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Deployment of Better Than Worst-Case Design: Solutions and Needs Todd Austin Valeria Bertacco
 

Summary: Deployment of Better Than Worst-Case Design: Solutions and Needs
Todd Austin Valeria Bertacco
The University of Michigan
1301 Beal Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
{austin,valeria}@umich.edu
Abstract
The advent of nanometer feature sizes in silicon fabrica-
tion has triggered a number of new design challenges for
computer designers. These challenges include design com-
plexity and operation in the presence of environmental and
device uncertainty. To make things worse, these new chal-
lenges add to the many challenges that designers already
face in order to scale system performance while meeting
power and reliability budgets. Current design objectives
are being met by applying even more engineers and increas-
ing overall design times, an unsustainable trend. This pa-
per overviews a novel design strategy, called Better Than
Worst-Case design, that addresses these challenges through
a methodology based on separating the concerns of perfor-
mance and reliability by coupling complex design compo-

  

Source: Austin, Todd M. - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan
Bertacco, Valeria - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences; Engineering