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