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Exploration of Multicore Soft Error Assessment and Management Techniques

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    Dr L Ost
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  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

Application details

Reference number: WS09
Start date of studentship: 1st October 2019
Closing date of advert: 28th January 2019
Interview date: TBC


Primary supervisor: Luciano Ost
Secondary supervisor: TBC

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Full Project Detail

Multicore processors are a de-facto component in many industrial segments, including automotive, medical devices, high-performance computing (HPC) and spacecrafts. The occurrence of soft errors in multicore systems manufactured on industry-leading process technology nodes is a significant and growing reliability issue in several domains. While a rate of up to few hundreds of soft errors per day has been observed during the flight of a spacecraft, electronic computing systems working at ground level are expected to experience at least one soft error per day in near future. Thus, managing the occurrence of soft errors is crucial to accomplishing a reliable and efficient system operation.

The aim of this Ph.D. proposal is to set a new discipline in the assessment and management of multicore soft error. In this context, you are asked to investigate novel cost-effective tools and techniques that can be used to provide different levels of soft error reliability guarantees, and that cope with different levels of security and criticality of multicore systems.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in Computer science / Computer engineering degree or a related subject. A relevant Master’s degree and/or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage: embedded or microelectronic systems.

Contact details

Name: Luciano Ost
Email address: [Email Address Removed]
Telephone number: 01509227065

How to apply

All applications should be made online at Under programme name, select ‘Electronic and Electrical Engineering’

Please quote reference number: WS09

Funding Notes

Please note that studentships will be awarded on a competitive basis to applicants who have applied to this project and other advertised projects starting with advert reference ‘WS’ for the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering.
If awarded, each 3-year studentship will provide tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and a tax-free stipend at the UK Research and Innovation rate. The UKRI stipend value for 2019/20 has not yet been announced but the value for 2018/19 was £14,777. While we welcome applications from non-EU nationals, please be advised that it will only be possible to fund the tuition fees at the international rate and no stipend will be available. Successful candidates will be notified by 26th March 2019.

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