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Intelligent RAM (IRAM): the Industrial Setting, Applications, and Architectures David Patterson, Krste Asanovic, Aaron Brown, Richard Fromm,
 

Summary: Intelligent RAM (IRAM): the Industrial Setting, Applications, and Architectures
David Patterson, Krste Asanovic, Aaron Brown, Richard Fromm,
Jason Golbus, Benjamin Gribstad, Kimberly Keeton, Christoforos Kozyrakis,
David Martin, Stylianos Perissakis, Randi Thomas, Noah Treuhaft, and Katherine Yelick
Computer Science Division, University of California, Berkeley CA 94720-1776
Abstract
The goal of Intelligent RAM (IRAM) is to design a
cost-effective computer by designing a processor in a
memory fabrication process, instead of in a conventional
logic fabrication process, and include memory on-chip.
To design a processor in a DRAM process one must
learn about the business and culture of the DRAMs, which
is quite different from microprocessors. We describe some
of those differences, and then our current vision of IRAM
applications, architectures, and implementations.
1. Potential and Challenges of IRAM
Intelligent RAM (IRAM) may lead to a different style
of computer than those based on conventional micropro-
cessors. IRAM technology offers the following potential:
· Improve memory latency by factors of 5 to 10 and

  

Source: Asanović, Krste - Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory & Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Kozyrakis, Christos - Departments of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Stanford University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences