Emerging memories as enablers for in-memory layout transformation acceleration and virtualization

Minli Liao, Jack Sampson

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Abstract

Recent works have shown that certain classes of emerging memory technologies lend themselves to organizations that offer equally dense access support for patterns with multiple strides, such as row-column memories. However, with few exceptions, these prior works have only considered such multi-orientation memories (MOMs) and MOM-caching techniques in the context of traditional processor architectures. In this work, we explore the potential for leveraging the capabilities of MOMs to present multiple concurrent views of data organization within the memory hierarchy as a means to offload and overlap inter-kernel marshalling, a range of data layout transformations, and even lazy construction of derivative data structures to work performed by the MOM-capable memories and caches themselves. We demonstrate the potential of MOM-offloading to improve performance and reduce data movement for select computation patterns and describe the application of the approach to broader classes of processing in memory workloads.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASP-DAC 2020 - 25th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages414-421
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781728141237
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2020
Event25th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC 2020 - Beijing, China
Duration: Jan 13 2020Jan 16 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC
Volume2020-January

Conference

Conference25th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC 2020
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period1/13/201/16/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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