Cross-Layer Approaches for an Aging-Aware Design of Nanoscale Microprocessors

by Fabian Oboril

Institution: Universität Karlsruhe
Year: 2015
Record ID: 1110616
Full text PDF: http://digbib.ubka.uni-karlsruhe.de/volltexte/documents/3415459


Thanks to aggressive scaling of transistor dimensions, computers have revolutionized our life. However, the increasing unreliability of devices fabricated in nanoscale technologies emerged as a major threat for the future success of computers. In particular, accelerated transistor aging is of great importance, as it reduces the lifetime of digital systems. This thesis addresses this challenge by proposing new methods to model, analyze and mitigate aging at microarchitecture-level and above.