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Title: System and method for dynamically allocating memory to hold pending write requests

Abstract

A processing system employs a memory module as a temporary write buffer to store write requests when a write buffer at a memory controller reaches a threshold capacity, and de-allocates the temporary write buffer when the write buffer capacity falls below the threshold. Upon receiving a write request, the memory controller stores the write request in a write buffer until the write request can be written to main memory. The memory controller can temporarily extend the memory controller's write buffer to the memory module, thereby accommodating temporary periods of high memory activity without requiring a large permanent write buffer at the memory controller.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1568433
Patent Number(s):
10,310,997
Application Number:
15/273,013
Assignee:
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344; B608045
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 09/22/2016
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Farahani, Amin Farmahini, Roberts, David A., and Jayasena, Nuwan. System and method for dynamically allocating memory to hold pending write requests. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Farahani, Amin Farmahini, Roberts, David A., & Jayasena, Nuwan. System and method for dynamically allocating memory to hold pending write requests. United States.
Farahani, Amin Farmahini, Roberts, David A., and Jayasena, Nuwan. Tue . "System and method for dynamically allocating memory to hold pending write requests". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1568433.
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abstractNote = {A processing system employs a memory module as a temporary write buffer to store write requests when a write buffer at a memory controller reaches a threshold capacity, and de-allocates the temporary write buffer when the write buffer capacity falls below the threshold. Upon receiving a write request, the memory controller stores the write request in a write buffer until the write request can be written to main memory. The memory controller can temporarily extend the memory controller's write buffer to the memory module, thereby accommodating temporary periods of high memory activity without requiring a large permanent write buffer at the memory controller.},
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