Silent Data Corruption

Technical Activity Committee on Silent Data Corruption

TAC Chair: Yervant Zorian, Synopsys,
TAC Vice-Chairs:Harish Dixit, Meta; Dimitris Gizopoulos, University of Athens;

Recent publications from hyperscalers, such as Meta, Google, etc. have highlighted the “Silent Data Corruption” as an eminent challenge that surfaces in modern data centers as functional errors after years of operation. What might we do in design to combat the complexities and costs of this problem. How do we analyze the root cause? Do we build our new designs to be reactive to SDC after they happen, detecting and potentially correcting faults? or is it better to prognose degrading faults in advance to perform predictive maintenance and intercept before SDC happens? What particular metrics need to be used to meet SDC requirements, in terms of quality and RAS?
This TAC will highlight the different efforts underway, raise public, and allow to gain insights from experts covering different perspectives from hyperscalers, semiconductor suppliers, IP vendors, and research community. The above can be achieved through special session presentations at TTTC conferences, Special issues of relevant publications, and standardization of metrics as necessary.

Upcoming conferences and symposia

IEEE International Symposium on On-Line Testing and Robust System Design (IOLTS) 2024

Submission of title, abstract, and author list: 23 February, 2024
Final Paper Submission: 29 February, 2024
Author Notification: 09 April, 2024
Conference Dates: July 3 – 5, 2024

IEEE European Test Symposium (ETS) 2024
Paper registration: December 8, 2023
Paper PDF upload: December 16, 2023
Notification: February 16, 2024
Conference: May 20-24, 2024

IEEE VLSI Test Symposium (VTS) 2024
Paper registration: October 9, 2023
Paper PDF upload: October 15, 2023
Questions to authors: December 9, 2023
Submission of rebuttal: December 14, 2023
Notification: December 23, 2023
Camera-ready upload: February 03, 2024
Conference: April 22-24, 2024