Seminars

SPECIAL JOINT SDI / IRHPIT / CSSI SEMINAR

DATE: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - NOTE SPECIAL DAY
TIME: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - NOTE START TIME
            2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Roundtable Discussion to follow (all welcomed)
PLACE: GHC 7101 - NOTE LOCATION

SPEAKER:
Edward Doller, CTO, Numonyx

With assistance from:
Sean Eilert, Principal Engineer, Director of Architecture Pathfinding, Numonyx
A.J. Camber, Sr. Technical Memory Strategist, Numonyx

TITLE:
Phase Change Memory and its impacts on Memory Hierarchy

slides available

ABSTRACT:
The goal of this talk is to give attendees a basic idea of the fundamental capabilities of the technology, so that we can have a joint discussion on the most promising applications, given these unique attributes.

Agenda:

  • Numonyx Background / Why PCM
    • Reliability and Scaling
  • What is PCM, How it works
    • Reliability Uniqueness of PCM
    • Soft Error rates vs. DRAM
  • Technology Trends (+/-5yr): (DRAM, NAND,PCM)
    • Performance (No Erase)
      • Read Access Time/Latency, Read Bandwidth
      • Write Access Time/Latency, Write Bandwidth
    • Power
    • Cost
    • Discussion: Potential applications
  • IO: System Trends in Storage
    • IOPS capability on PCIe, vs. SSD/SATA, HDD(magnetics)
  • NVRAM: Interesting Opportunities in Memory Hierarchy Considerations
    • Direct interface support for read, Efficient byte access
    • Related Research Areas
    • Discussion: Overall discussion on relevant areas of research to prove out most promising ideas

BIO:
Ed was appointed CTO of Numonyx during its formation in 2008. During his tenure at Intel, he held a variety of positions in the flash memory group before being named CTO in 2004. Prior to joining Intel, Ed held several key positions at IIBM in East Fishkill, N.Y., all in advanced semiconductor memories. Ed has over 24 years of experience in semiconductor memories, holds multiple patents, is a co-author of the IEEE floating gate standard, and is a frequent key note speaker at memory conferences. He received a BS in computer engineering from Purdue University in 1984.

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