Evaluating tradeoffs in granularity and overheads in supporting nonvolatile execution semantics

Kaisheng Ma, Minli Julie Liao, Xueqing Li, Zhixuan Huan, Jack Sampson

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Abstract

While pausing and resuming execution using nonvolatile storage has long been possible, nonvolatile processing as a fundamental paradigm has only recently been made practical by technology advances allowing on-chip nonvolatile memories. However, even with on-chip nonvolatile storage, the granularity of ensured forward progress that a nonvolatile processor offers can still vary widely from cycle-level guarantees to software-defined checkpoints spanning potentially significant quantities of execution. Choice of supported granularity influences not only the hardware overheads, but also the complexity of avoiding potential inconsistencies between architectural and microarchitectural state in realistic memory systems. In this paper, we examine the overheads, in terms of both complexity and efficiency, for non-volatile processor designs with different granularity of forward progress guarantees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ISQED 2017
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages39-44
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509054046
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2 2017
Event18th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ISQED 2017 - Santa Clara, United States
Duration: Mar 14 2017Mar 15 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ISQED
ISSN (Print)1948-3287
ISSN (Electronic)1948-3295

Other

Other18th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ISQED 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySanta Clara
Period3/14/173/15/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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