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2011 International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (2011)
Galveston, Texas USA
Oct. 10, 2011 to Oct. 14, 2011
ISSN: 1089-795X
ISBN: 978-0-7695-4566-0
pp: 207-208
Memristor, a long postulated yet missing circuit element, has recently emerged as a promising device in non-volatile memory technologies. However, beyond its use as memory cell, it is challenging to integrate memristor in modern architectures for general purpose computation. In this paper we propose a non-conventional use of memristor and demonstrate its applicability to enhancing cache replacement policy. We design a memristor-based saturation counter which can track cache access history at low cost. Based on our counter design, we develop a cache replacement framework that is both reconfigurable and adaptive (MRAC). Our evaluation demonstrates MRAC's reconfigurability and adaptivity, which result in better performance and more robust performance improvement.
Memristor, Cache replacement, Application of emerging memory technologies

Y. Chen, Y. Zhang, J. Yang, P. Zhou and B. Zhao, "MRAC: A Memristor-based Reconfigurable Framework for Adaptive Cache Replacement," 2011 International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques(PACT), Galveston, Texas USA, 2011, pp. 207-208.
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