Report Number: CSL-TR-93-590
Institution: Stanford University, Computer Systems Laboratory
Title: The Effect of Fault Dropping on Fault Simulation Time
Author: Pan, Rong
Author: Touba, Nur A.
Author: McCluskey, Edward J.
Date: November 1993
Abstract: The effect of fault dropping on fault simulation time is studied in this paper. An experiment was performed in which fault simulation times, with and without fault dropping, were measured for three different simulators. A speedup approximately between 8 and 50 for random test sets and between 1.5 and 9 for deterministic test sets was observed. The results give some indication about how much fault dropping speeds up fault simulation. These results also show the overhead of an application requiring a complete fault dictionary.