Adaptive fault-tolerant task scheduling for real-time energy harvesting systems

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Fault tolerance and energy have become important design issues in multiprocessor system-on-chips (SoCs) with the technology scaling and the proliferation of battery-powered multiprocessor SoCs. This paper proposed an energy-efficient fault tolerance task allocation scheme for multiprocessor SoCs in real-time energy harvesting systems. The proposed fault-tolerance scheme is based on the principle of the primiary/backup task scheduling, and can tolerate at most one single transient fault. Extensive simulated experiment shows that the proposed scheme can save up to 30% energy consumption and reduce the miss ratio to about 8% in the presence of faults. © 2012 World Scientific Publishing Company.

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Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers