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Title: Messier: A Detailed NVM-Based DIMM Model for the SST Simulation Framework.

Abstract

DRAM technology is the main building block of main memory, however, DRAM scaling is becoming very challenging. The main issues for DRAM scaling are the increasing error rates with each new generation, the geometric and physical constraints of scaling the capacitor part of the DRAM cells, and the high power consumption caused by the continuous need for refreshing cell values. At the same time, emerging Non- Volatile Memory (NVM) technologies, such as Phase-Change Memory (PCM), are emerging as promising replacements for DRAM. NVMs, when compared to current technologies e.g., NAND-based ash, have latencies comparable to DRAM. Additionally, NVMs are non-volatile, which eliminates the need for refresh power and enables persistent memory applications. Finally, NVMs have promising densities and the potential for multi-level cell (MLC) storage.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1367483
Report Number(s):
SAND-2017-1830
654070
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Awad, Amro, Voskuilen, Gwendolyn Renae, Rodrigues, Arun F., Hammond, Simon David, Hoekstra, Robert J., and Hughes, Clayton. Messier: A Detailed NVM-Based DIMM Model for the SST Simulation Framework.. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1367483.
Awad, Amro, Voskuilen, Gwendolyn Renae, Rodrigues, Arun F., Hammond, Simon David, Hoekstra, Robert J., & Hughes, Clayton. Messier: A Detailed NVM-Based DIMM Model for the SST Simulation Framework.. United States. doi:10.2172/1367483.
Awad, Amro, Voskuilen, Gwendolyn Renae, Rodrigues, Arun F., Hammond, Simon David, Hoekstra, Robert J., and Hughes, Clayton. Wed . "Messier: A Detailed NVM-Based DIMM Model for the SST Simulation Framework.". United States. doi:10.2172/1367483. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1367483.
@article{osti_1367483,
title = {Messier: A Detailed NVM-Based DIMM Model for the SST Simulation Framework.},
author = {Awad, Amro and Voskuilen, Gwendolyn Renae and Rodrigues, Arun F. and Hammond, Simon David and Hoekstra, Robert J. and Hughes, Clayton},
abstractNote = {DRAM technology is the main building block of main memory, however, DRAM scaling is becoming very challenging. The main issues for DRAM scaling are the increasing error rates with each new generation, the geometric and physical constraints of scaling the capacitor part of the DRAM cells, and the high power consumption caused by the continuous need for refreshing cell values. At the same time, emerging Non- Volatile Memory (NVM) technologies, such as Phase-Change Memory (PCM), are emerging as promising replacements for DRAM. NVMs, when compared to current technologies e.g., NAND-based ash, have latencies comparable to DRAM. Additionally, NVMs are non-volatile, which eliminates the need for refresh power and enables persistent memory applications. Finally, NVMs have promising densities and the potential for multi-level cell (MLC) storage.},
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year = {Wed Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2017},
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