ECE-C690: Dependable Computing
Final Exam
March 13, 2009
The midterm is due in class Monday, March 16, 2009. Please answer all questions. You are
not allowed to collaborate with others.
1. Answer the
Defect Tolerance in VLSI Circuits
Prof. Naga Kandasamy
We will consider the following redundancy techniques to tolerate defects in VLSI circuits.
Duplication with complementary logic (physical redund
ECE-C690: Dependable Computing
Midterm Exam
February 6, 2009
The midterm is due in class Monday, February 9, 2009. Answer all questions. You are not
allowed to collaborate with others.
1. (10 points)
Information Redundancy
Prof. Naga Kandasamy
ECE Department, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
March 2, 2009
1
Hamming Distance
A fundamental concept in the characterization of both error dete
Terminology and Concepts
Prof. Naga Kandasamy
1
Goals of Fault Tolerance
Dependability is an umbrella term encompassing the concepts of reliability, availability, performability, safety,
and testabili
Markov Models for Reliability Modeling
Prof. Naga Kandasamy
ECE Department, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Many complex systems cannot be easily modeled in a combinatorial fashion. The corr
ECE-C690: Dependable Computing
Homework 3
February 25, 2009
The homework is due in class Monday, March 9, 2009.
Each problem is worth 10 points.
1. Textbook problem 3.6.2
2. Textbook problem 3.6.3
3.
ECE-C690: Dependable Computing
Homework 4
February 25, 2009
The homework is due in class Monday, March 9, 2009.
Each problem is worth 10 points.
1. Textbook problem 6.10.2
2. Textbook problem 6.10.3
3
Fault Detection in Processors
Prof. Naga Kandasamy
ECE Department, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
February 2, 2009
1
Duplication
Duplication is the simplest fault-detection technique. Here
ECE-C690: Dependable Computing
Homework 1
January 13, 2009
The homework is due in class Monday, January 26, 2009.
Each problem is worth 10 points.
1. The lifetime (measured in years) of a processor is
ECE-C690: Dependable Computing
Homework 2
January 27, 2009
The homework is due in class Monday, February 2, 2009.
Each problem is worth 10 points.
1. Textbook problem 2.8.4 (problem 4, section 2.8)
2.
Combinational Techniques for Reliability Modeling
Prof. Naga Kandasamy,
ECE Department Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
January 24, 2009
The following material is derived from these text boo