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2013 Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design (2013)
Los Alamitos, CA, USA USA
Sept. 4, 2013 to Sept. 6, 2013
pp: 243-249
ABSTRACT
The data flow is a crucial part of software execution in recent applications. It depends on the concrete implementation of the realized algorithm and it influences the correctness of a result in case of hardware faults during the calculation. In logical circuits, like arithmetic operations in a processor system, arbitrary faults become a more tremendous aspect in future. With modern manufacturing processes, the probability of such faults will increase and the result of a software's data flow will be more vulnerable. This paper shows a principle evaluation method for the reliability of a software's data flow with arbitrary soft errors also with the concept of fault compensation. This evaluation is discussed by means of a simple example based on an addition.
INDEX TERMS
Adders, Circuit faults, Software reliability, Equations, Software, Mathematical model,software-implemented-hardwarefault-tolerance (SIHFT), data flow, error probability, fault compensation, reliability analysis
CITATION
Peter Raab, Stanislav Racek, Stefan Kramer, Jurgen Mottok, "Data Flow Analysis of Software Executed by Unreliable Hardware", 2013 Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design, vol. 00, no. , pp. 243-249, 2013, doi:10.1109/DSD.2013.35
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