Issue No. 01 - Jan.-June (2014 vol. 13)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/L-CA.2013.7
Joseph G. Wingbermuehle , Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis
Ron K. Cytron , Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis
Roger D. Chamberlain , Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis
Memory access times are the primary bottleneck for many applications today. This “memory wall” is due to the performance disparity between processor cores and main memory. To address the performance gap, we propose the use of custom memory subsystems tailored to the application rather than attempting to optimize the application for a fixed memory subsystem. Custom subsystems can take advantage of application-specific properties as well as memory-specific properties to improve access times or write-backs given constraints on size or power.
C.1.5.e Memory hierarchy, B Hardware, B.3 Memory Structures, B.3.2 Design Styles, B Hardware, B.3 Memory Structures, B.3.3 Performance Analysis and Design Aids, B.3.3.b Simulation, C Computer Systems Organization, C.1 Processor Architectures, C.1.5 Micro-architecture implementation considerations
J. G. Wingbermuehle, R. K. Cytron and R. D. Chamberlain, "Optimization of Application-Specific Memories," in IEEE Computer Architecture Letters, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 45-48, 2014.