Post-Silicon and Runtime Verification for Modern Processors

  • Ilya Wagner
  • Valeria Bertacco

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Verification of a Modern Processor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Ilya Wagner, Valeria Bertacco
      Pages 3-12
    3. Ilya Wagner, Valeria Bertacco
      Pages 13-42
  3. Functional Post-Silicon Verification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-44
    2. Ilya Wagner, Valeria Bertacco
      Pages 45-74
    3. Ilya Wagner, Valeria Bertacco
      Pages 75-93
    4. Ilya Wagner, Valeria Bertacco
      Pages 95-126
  4. Runtime Verification for Modern Microprocessors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-128
    2. Ilya Wagner, Valeria Bertacco
      Pages 129-150
    3. Ilya Wagner, Valeria Bertacco
      Pages 151-188
    4. Ilya Wagner, Valeria Bertacco
      Pages 189-206
    5. Ilya Wagner, Valeria Bertacco
      Pages 207-211
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 213-224

About this book

Introduction

Post-Silicon and Run-Time Verification for Modern Processors surveys the state of the art and evolving directions in post-silicon and runtime verification. The volume gives an overview of the state of the art in verification, particularly current post-silicon methodologies in use in the industry, both for the domain of processor pipeline design and for memory subsystems. There is also a thorough presentation of several new post-silicon verification solutions aimed at boosting the verification coverage of modern processors. The presentation of runtime verification solutions follows a similar approach. This is an area of processor design that is still in its early stages of exploration and could help accomplish the ultimate goal of complete correctness guarantees for microprocessor-based computation. The book also:

·         Addresses an area of hardware verification that is growing both in industry and academia

·         Covers hardware patching and error avoidance

·         Discusses multi-core processors with test generation and response evaluation

The authors conclude the book with a look towards the future of late-stage verification and its growing role in the processor life-cycle. Post-Silicon and Run-Time Verification for Modern Processors will be a valuable book for researchers and engineers working in electrical engineering.

Keywords

Error Avoidance Hardware Patching Modern Processor Multi-Core Processors Post-Silicon Processors Cores Run-Time Verification

Authors and affiliations

  • Ilya Wagner
    • 1
  • Valeria Bertacco
    • 2
  1. 1.Platform Validation Engineering GroupIntel CorporationHillsboroUSA
  2. 2.Dept. Electrical Engineering &, Computer ScienceUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-8034-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-8033-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-8034-2
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