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Computer reliability and testing activity at ACSA is based on professor Vladutiu's research experience in these fields, as director of IPA Timisoara (Automation Design Institute). As such, this group's main expertise fields of are:

Design for testability
BIST (Built-In Self Testing) strategies
Resource replication and majority voting
Automated fault tolerance assessment
ECC (Error Checking and Correcting) codes
Low-Power Testing

A new project will be launched, concerning the assesment of fault-tolerance dependencies for the systems with multilevel fault-tolerant design. This objective is to be achieved by simulated error-injection in Hardware Description Language (HDL) environments; and the experiments will be focused on testing the fault-tolerant mechanisms in Embryonics.

Quantum circuits are prone to error. Moreover, there is a high error probability even for safe recovery and state coding. In order to achieve a scalable fault tolerant quantum computation, we must be able to detect errors in data and ancilla qubit coding by appropriate testing techniques. Also, due to the fact that quantm error correcting techniques are using the principle of structural redundancy (just like the Embryonics project); thus, one possible reliable solution for implementing fault tolerant methodologies in quantum computing would be to use some king of reconfigureable mechanisms for quantum circuits. The second launched project at ACSA's reliability and test group will deal with the above mentioned problems.

Evolvable hardware
Multiple-level self-testing and repairing
Modular (cellular) architectures
Component-based architectures
Neural networks

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