FlexRAM: Toward an advanced intelligent memory system - A retrospective paper

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Abstract

The work that lead to our ICCD-1999 FlexRAM paper [4] started in 1996. At that time, there was great interest in the potential of integrating compute capabilities in large DRAM memories - an architecture called Processing-In-Memory (PIM) or Intelligent Memory. Prof. Kogge at the University of Notre Dame had been an early and persistent proponent of the technology since his EXECUBE work [6]. Prof. Patterson at UC Berkeley had been leading the Berkeley IRAM project [11], and co-organized a workshop on these architectures in June 1997 [12]. In addition, Dr. Lucas from DARPA was outlining plans for an effort in this area. Finally, some chip manufacturers were investing in a DRAM technology that could be compatible with high-speed logic - e.g., IBM's CMOS 7LD and Mitsubishi's ERAM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE 30th International Conference on Computer Design, ICCD 2012
Pages3-4
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Event2012 IEEE 30th International Conference on Computer Design, ICCD 2012 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Sep 30 2012Oct 3 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Computer Design: VLSI in Computers and Processors
ISSN (Print)1063-6404

Other

Other2012 IEEE 30th International Conference on Computer Design, ICCD 2012
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period9/30/1210/3/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Torrellas, J. (2012). FlexRAM: Toward an advanced intelligent memory system - A retrospective paper. In 2012 IEEE 30th International Conference on Computer Design, ICCD 2012 (pp. 3-4). [6378607] (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Computer Design: VLSI in Computers and Processors). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCD.2012.6378607