Inexpensive HMC+DRAM Hybrid Main Memory Architecture with LRU-based Data Distribution Management
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- HMC; DRAM; data distribution management
The Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) is a 3-D-stacked DRAM architecture whose I/O interface achieves up to 320 GB/s of external bandwidth. Therefore, the HMC is a promising alternative to DDRx memory due to its potential to achieve substantially improved memory bandwidth. However, the high price of a HMC device compromises cost efficiency when the device is lightly utilized. The cost of a HMC device with 2GB capacity is about 5 times of a DDRx memory with the same capacity. In this paper, we propose a new inexpensive HMC+DRAM hybrid main memory architecture to reduce the cost consumption. In order to manage such hybrid memories, we develop a LRU-based data distribution mechanism to determine the destination of particular data flow. Evaluations show that our scheme reduces the cost consumption of Main Memory by 48% on average with a negligible performance degradation compared to a current HMC-based system. Also, our architecture outperforms a current DRAM-based system by 1.5 times, and reduces the response delay by 1.2 times.
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TY - CONF AU - Ying Zhou AU - Lin Zhang AU - Shuang Niu AU - Shulin Zhao PY - 2016/01 DA - 2016/01 TI - Inexpensive HMC+DRAM Hybrid Main Memory Architecture with LRU-based Data Distribution Management BT - Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Technologies and Applications PB - Atlantis Press SP - 214 EP - 218 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icaita-16.2016.53 DO - 10.2991/icaita-16.2016.53 ID - Zhou2016/01 ER -