GPGPUs: How to Combine High Computational Power with High Reliability
|Title||GPGPUs: How to Combine High Computational Power with High Reliability|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Gomez, LABautist, Cappello, F, Carro, L, DeBardeleben, N, Fang, B, Gurumurthi, S, Keckler, S, Pattabiraman, K, Rech, R, M. Reorda, S|
|Conference Name||2014 Design Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition|
|Conference Location||Dresden, Germany|
GPGPUs are increasingly used in several domains, from gaming to different kinds of computationally intensive applications. In some cases, their reliability is becoming a serious issue and several research activities are focusing on its evaluation. This paper aims at overviewing some major results in the area. First, it shows and analyzes the results of some experiments aiming at assessing the GPGPU reliability in HPC datacenters. Secondly, it provides recent results about the reliability of some GPGPUs, derived from radiation experiments. Finally, it describes the characteristics of an advanced fault injection environment allowing one to effectively evaluate the resiliency of applications running on GPGPUs.