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Cache Memory Organization to Enhance the Yield of High Performance VLSI Processors
April 1989 (vol. 38 no. 4)
pp. 484-492
The authors study the tolerance of defects faults in cache memories. They argue that, even though the major components of a cache are linear RAMs (random-access memories), traditional techniques used for fault/defect tolerance in RAMs may be neither appropriate nor necessary for cache memories. They suggest a scheme that allows a cache to continue operation in the presence of defective/faulty b

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Index Terms:
cache memory organization; yield; high performance VLSI processors; tolerance of defects faults; linear RAMs; trace-driven simulation analysis; performance degradation; buffer storage; fault location; integrated memory circuits; random-access storage; storage management chips; VLSI.
Citation:
G.S. Sohi, "Cache Memory Organization to Enhance the Yield of High Performance VLSI Processors," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 484-492, April 1989, doi:10.1109/12.21141
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