Soft-error resilient 3D Network-on-Chip router

Khanh N. Dang, Michael Conrad Meyer, Yuichi Okuyama, Abderazek Ben Abdallah, Xuan Tu Tran

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Abstract

Three-Dimensional Networks-on-Chips (3D-NoCs) have been proposed as an auspicious solution, merging the high parallelism of the Network-on-Chip (NoC) paradigm with the high-performance and low-power of 3D-ICs. However, as feature sizes and power supply voltages continually decrease, the devices and interconnects have become more vulnerable to transient errors. Transient errors, or soft errors, have severe consequences on chip performance, such as deadlock, data corruption, packet loss and increased packet latency. In this paper, we propose a soft-error resilient 3D-NoC router (SER-3DR) architecture for highly-reliable many-core Systems-on-Chips. The proposed architecture is able to recover from transient errors occurring in different pipeline stages of the SER-3DR.We implemented the architecture in hardware with 45 nm CMOS technology. Evaluation results show that SER-3DR is able to achieve a high level of transient error protection with a latency increase of 18.16%, an additional area cost of 14.98% and a power overhead of 5.90% when compared to the baseline router architecture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 7th International Conference on Awareness Science and Technology, iCAST 2015 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages84-90
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781467376587
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 30
Externally publishedYes
Event7th IEEE International Conference on Awareness Science and Technology, iCAST 2015 - Qinhuangdao, China
Duration: 2015 Sep 222015 Sep 24

Other

Other7th IEEE International Conference on Awareness Science and Technology, iCAST 2015
CountryChina
CityQinhuangdao
Period15/9/2215/9/24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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    Dang, K. N., Meyer, M. C., Okuyama, Y., Abdallah, A. B., & Tran, X. T. (2015). Soft-error resilient 3D Network-on-Chip router. In IEEE 7th International Conference on Awareness Science and Technology, iCAST 2015 - Proceedings (pp. 84-90). [7314025] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICAwST.2015.7314025