Publisher description for Architecture design for soft errors / Shubu Mukherjee.

Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog

Information from electronic data provided by the publisher. May be incomplete or contain other coding.

Soft errors represent very tiny radioactive glitches that occor on microchips. These glitches can result in corrupt data, system malfunctions, and loss of system reliability. Fixing soft errors presents a considerable cost and challenge for chip manufacturers, and this book, Architecture Design for Soft Errors, describes architectural techniques used to tackle soft errors.

To provide readers with a better grasp of the problem definition and solution space, this book delves into physics of soft errors and reviews current circuit and software mitigation techniques as well. This book covers the new methodologies for quantitative analysis of soft errors as well as novel cost-effective architectural techniques to mitigate them. This book also re-evaluates traditional solutions in the context of the new quantitative analysis.

* Provides the methodologies necessary to quantify the effect of radiation-induced soft errors as well as state-of-the-art techniques to protect against them

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Integrated circuits.
Integrated circuits -- Effect of radiation on.
Computer architecture.
System design.