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Exploring Memory Hierarchy Design with Emerging Memory Technologies


Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 267)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Guangyu Sun
    Pages 1-11
  3. Guangyu Sun
    Pages 119-120
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 121-122

About this book


This book equips readers with tools for computer architecture of high performance, low power, and high reliability memory hierarchy in computer systems based on emerging memory technologies, such as STTRAM, PCM, FBDRAM, etc.  The techniques described offer advantages of high density, near-zero static power, and immunity to soft errors, which have the potential of overcoming the “memory wall.”  The authors discuss memory design from various perspectives: emerging memory technologies are employed in the memory hierarchy with novel architecture modification;  hybrid memory structure is introduced to leverage advantages from multiple memory technologies; an analytical model named “Moguls” is introduced to explore quantitatively the optimization design of a memory hierarchy; finally, the vulnerability of the CMPs to radiation-based soft errors is improved by replacing different levels of on-chip memory with STT-RAMs.


·         Provides a holistic study of using emerging memory technologies in different levels of the memory hierarchy;

·         Equips readers with techniques for memory design with improved performance, energy consumption, and reliability;

·         Includes coverage of all memory levels, ranging from cache to storage;

·         Explains how to choose the proper memory technologies in different levels of the memory hierarchy.


Emerging Memory Memory Design Memory Hierarchy Memory Wall Nonvolatile Memory Real-time Embedded Systems Soft Errors

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Peking UniversityHaidian District, BeijingChina, People's Republic

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Exploring Memory Hierarchy Design with Emerging Memory Technologies
  • Authors Guangyu Sun
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
  • Series Abbreviated Title Lect. Notes Electrical Eng.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-00680-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-37595-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-00681-9
  • Series ISSN 1876-1100
  • Series E-ISSN 1876-1119
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 122
  • Number of Illustrations 14 b/w illustrations, 57 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Circuits and Systems
    Processor Architectures
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