3D GPU architecture using cache stacking: Performance, cost, power and thermal analysis

Al Maashri Ahmed, Guangyu Sun, Xiangyu Dong, Vijay Narayanan, Yuan Xie

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Abstract

Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) offer tremendous computational and processing power. The architecture requires high communication bandwidth and lower latency between computation units and caches. 3D die-stacking technology is a promising approach to meet such requirements. To the best of our knowledge no other study has investigated the implementation of 3D technology in GPUs. In this paper, we study the impact of stacking caches using the 3D technology on GPU performance. We also investigate the benefits of using 3D stacked MRAM on GPUs. Our work includes cost, power, and thermal analysis of the proposed architectural designs. Our results show a 53% geometric mean performance speedup for iso-cycle time architectures and about 19% for iso-cost architectures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Conference on Computer Design, ICCD 2009
Pages254-259
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Conference on Computer Design, ICCD 2009 - Lake Tahoe, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 4 2009Oct 7 2009

Publication series

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

Other

Other2009 IEEE International Conference on Computer Design, ICCD 2009
CountryUnited States
CityLake Tahoe, CA
Period10/4/0910/7/09

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Ahmed, A. M., Sun, G., Dong, X., Narayanan, V., & Xie, Y. (2009). 3D GPU architecture using cache stacking: Performance, cost, power and thermal analysis. In 2009 IEEE International Conference on Computer Design, ICCD 2009 (pp. 254-259). [5413147] (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Computer Design: VLSI in Computers and Processors). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCD.2009.5413147