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Title: System and method for memory allocation in a multiclass memory system

Abstract

A system for memory allocation in a multiclass memory system includes a processor coupleable to a plurality of memories sharing a unified memory address space, and a library store to store a library of software functions. The processor identifies a type of a data structure in response to a memory allocation function call to the library for allocating memory to the data structure. Using the library, the processor allocates portions of the data structure among multiple memories of the multiclass memory system based on the type of the data structure.

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Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1259458
Patent Number(s):
9377954
Application Number:
14/273,751
Assignee:
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06F - ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02D - CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES IN INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES [ICT], I.E. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES AIMING AT THE REDUCTION OF THIR OWN ENERGY USE
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 May 09
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Loh, Gabriel, Meswani, Mitesh, Ignatowski, Michael, and Nutter, Mark. System and method for memory allocation in a multiclass memory system. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Loh, Gabriel, Meswani, Mitesh, Ignatowski, Michael, & Nutter, Mark. System and method for memory allocation in a multiclass memory system. United States.
Loh, Gabriel, Meswani, Mitesh, Ignatowski, Michael, and Nutter, Mark. Tue . "System and method for memory allocation in a multiclass memory system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1259458.
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