ECE 412 Fault-Tolerant Computing (Winter 2019)
Dr. Jie Han
Office: 13-358, Donadeo Innovation Center for Engineering, phone: 492-1361
Email: jhan8 (and you know what follows), homepage
Office Hours: Friday, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, or by appointments.
Lectures: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1:00 - 1:50 pm
Room: NRE 2 127
Website: eClass @ the University (Enrolled students will be able to access it by logging into the eClass@UofA.)
ECE210 (EE280) Introduction to Digital Logic Design and ECE342 (EE387) Probability for Electrical and Computer Engineers, or consent of the Department.
Students will learn the need, necessity and importance of fault tolerance in electronic circuits and engineering systems.
Students will learn the fundamental concepts and techniques used in classical fault-tolerant systems.
Students will also learn how to analyze and evaluate a fault-tolerant design, as well as recent advances in fault-tolerant computing.
Basic concepts and definitions
Reliability and availability theory
static and dynamic redundancy and repair
triple modular redundancy (TMR) and duplex systems
Reliability evaluation of logic circuits
Soft errors and mitigation techniques
Error correcting codes and resilient disk systems
Defect tolerance in VLSI circuits (optional)
Fault-tolerance in nanocomputing (optional)
Fault-Tolerant Systems, by I. Koren and C.M. Krishna, Morgan Kaufmann, 2007.
+ Supplementary research papers.
Assignments: 10% (Approximately seven times)
Presentation: 10% (Project presentation: 15 min each, in the first half of April)
Midterm Exam: 30% (Tentatively scheduled in the last week of February)
Final Exam: 50% (Tentative date: mid or late April)
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