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Introduction to special issue on reliability and device degradation in emerging technologies
Rahul Rao, Fadi Gebara
Article No.: 1
Recovery modeling of negative bias temperature instability (NBTI) for SPICE-compatible circuit aging simulators
Haldun Küflüoğlu, Cathy Chancellor, Min Chen, Claude Cirba, Vijay Reddy
Article No.: 2
A feasible computational framework that enables improved predictability of NBTI degradation within commercially available tools is discussed. The NBTI model is used for real-time circuit operation where recovery is present. The complementary...
Reliability improvement of logic and clock paths in power-efficient designs
Senthil Arasu, Mehrdad Nourani, Vijay Reddy, John M. Carulli Jr., Gautam Kapila, Min Chen
Article No.: 3
Performance degradation due to transistor aging is a significant impediment to high-performance IC design due to increasing concerns of reliability mechanisms such as negative-bias-temperature-instability (NBTI). The concern only grows with...
With continuously shrinking technology, reliability issues such as Negative Bias Temperature Instability (NBTI) has resulted in considerable degradation of device performance, and eventually the short mean-time-to-failure (MTTF) of the whole...
Robust learning approach for neuro-inspired nanoscale crossbar architecture
Djaafar Chabi, Damien Querlioz, Weisheng Zhao, Jacques-Olivier Klein
Article No.: 5
Scaling beyond CMOS require a new combination of computing paradigm and new devices. In this context, memristor are often considered as best candidate to implement efficiently synapses in hardware neural networks. In this article, we analyze the...
Density and regularity are deemed as the major advantages of nanoarray architectures based on nanowires. Literature demonstrated that proper reliability analyzes must be performed and solutions have to be devised to improve nanoarrays yield. Their...
A survey of software aging and rejuvenation studies
Domenico Cotroneo, Roberto Natella, Roberto Pietrantuono, Stefano Russo
Article No.: 8
Software aging is a phenomenon plaguing many long-running complex software systems, which exhibit performance degradation or an increasing failure rate. Several strategies based on the proactive rejuvenation of the software state...
A number of studies have reported the phenomenon of “Software aging”, caused by resource exhaustion and characterized by progressive software performance degradation. In this article, we carry out an experimental study of software...
Job completion time on a virtualized server with software rejuvenation
Fumio Machida, Victor F. Nicola, Kishor S. Trivedi
Article No.: 10
This article analyzes the completion time of a job running on a virtualized server subject to software aging and rejuvenation in a virtual machine monitor (VMM). A job running on the server may be interrupted by virtual machine (VM) failure, VMM...
Software aging in the eucalyptus cloud computing infrastructure: Characterization and rejuvenation
Jean Araujo, Rubens Matos, Vandi Alves, Paulo Maciel, F. Vieira de Souza, Rivalino Matias Jr., Kishor S. Trivedi
Article No.: 11
The need for high reliability, availability and performance has significantly increased in modern applications, that handle rapidly growing demands while providing uninterruptible services. Cloud computing systems fundamentally provide access to...