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Dynamic Redundancy-based Fault-Recovery Scheme for Reliable CGRA-based Multi-Core Architecture
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Dynamic Redundancy-based Fault-Recovery Scheme for Reliable CGRA-based Multi-Core Architecture
Kim, Yoonjin; Sohn, Seungyeon;
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CGRA (Coarse-Grained Reconfigurable Architecture) based multi-core architecture can be considered as a suitable solution for the fault-tolerant computing. However, there have been a few research projects based on fault-tolerant CGRA without exploiting the strengths of CGRA as well as their works are limited to single CGRA. Therefore, in this paper, we propose two approaches to enable exploiting the inherent redundancy and reconfigurability of the multi-CGRA for fault-recovery. One is a resilient inter-CGRA fabric that is ring-based sharing fabric (RSF) with minimal interconnection overhead. Another is a novel intra/inter-CGRA reconfiguration technique on RSF for maximizing utilization of the resources when faults occur. Experimental results show that the proposed approaches achieve up to 94% faulty recoverability with reducing area/delay/power by up to 15%/28.6%/31% when compared with completely connected fabric (CCF).
Embedded systems;coarse-grained reconfigurable architecture (CGRA);multi-core;fault tolerant computing;
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