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Issue No.03 - May/June (2010 vol.30)
pp: 34-47
Elliott Cooper-Balis , University Of Maryland,
Bruce Jacob , U. of Maryland,
<p>This DRAM architecture optimization, which appears transparent to the memory controller, significantly reduces power consumption. With trivial additional logic, using the posted-CAS command enables a finer-grained selection when activating a portion of the DRAM array. Experiments show that, in a high-use memory system, this approach can reduce total DRAM device power consumption by up to 40 percent.</p>
DRAM, memory system, low-power design, posted-CAS command, fine-grained activation, DRAMsim
Elliott Cooper-Balis, Bruce Jacob, "Fine-Grained Activation for Power Reduction in DRAM", IEEE Micro, vol.30, no. 3, pp. 34-47, May/June 2010, doi:10.1109/MM.2010.43
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