RAG: An Efficient Reliability Analysis of Logic Circuits on Graphics Processing Units

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Provided by: European Design and Automation Association
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
Reliability analysis, a process of evaluating the effects of errors due to both intrinsic noise and external transients will play an important role for both today's and tomorrow's nanometer-scale circuits. In this paper, the authors present RAG, an efficient Reliability Analysis tool based on Graphics Processing Units (GPU). RAG is a fault injection based parallel stochastic simulator implemented on a state-of-the-art GPU. A two-stage simulation framework is proposed to exploit the high computation efficiency of GPUs. Experimental results demonstrate the accuracy and performance of RAG. An average speed up of 412
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