Microelectronics Reliability 52 (2012) 953957

Nvidia's GPU Failures: A case for Prognostics and Health Management

Michael Pecht

Prognostics and Systems Health Management Center, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
CALCE Electronics Products and Systems Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA


Prognostics and health management (PHM) is an enabling discipline consisting of technologies and methods to assess the reliability of a system in its actual life cycle conditions to determine the advent of failure and mitigate system risks. This paper presents a case study of a failure that had a significant economic impact on the computer industry and its customers, and then discusses how PHM implementation could have resulted in a dramatic difference in the outcome.

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