Optimal Microarchitectural Design Configuration Selection for Processor Hard- Error Reliability

Ying Zhang,  Lide Duan,  Bin Li,  Lu Peng
Louisiana State University


Traditional design space exploration mainly focuses on performance and power consumption. However, as one of the first-class constraints for modern processor design, hard-error reliability has not been well studied. In this paper, we investigate the relationship between microarchitectural configurations and hard-error reliability by exploring a large processor design space. We employ a rule search strategy,i.e. Patient Rule Induction Method, to generate a set of rules which choose optimal configurations for processor hard-error reliability and its tradeoff with performance and power consumption.