DRAM Simulator For Evaluation of Memory System Design Changes (ETH Zurich)


A technical paper titled “Ramulator 2.0: A Modern, Modular, and Extensible DRAM Simulator” was published by researchers at ETH Zurich. Abstract: "We present Ramulator 2.0, a highly modular and extensible DRAM simulator that enables rapid and agile implementation and evaluation of design changes in the memory controller and DRAM to meet the increasing research effort in improving the perfo... » read more

A Practical DRAM-Based Multi-Level PIM Architecture For Data Analytics


A technical paper titled "Darwin: A DRAM-based Multi-level Processing-in-Memory Architecture for Data Analytics" was published by researchers at Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) and SK hynix Inc. Abstract: "Processing-in-memory (PIM) architecture is an inherent match for data analytics application, but we observe major challenges to address when accelerating it usi... » read more

HBM’s Future: Necessary But Expensive


High-bandwidth memory (HBM) is becoming the memory of choice for hyperscalers, but there are still questions about its ultimate fate in the mainstream marketplace. While it’s well-established in data centers, with usage growing due to the demands of AI/ML, wider adoption is inhibited by drawbacks inherent in its basic design. On the one hand, HBM offers a compact 2.5D form factor that enables... » read more

HBM3 And GDDR6: Memory Solutions For AI


AI/ML changes everything, impacting every industry and touching the lives of everyone. With AI training sets growing at a pace of 10X per year, memory bandwidth is a critical area of focus as we move into the next era of computing and enable this continued growth. AI training and inference have unique feature requirements that can be served by tailored memory solutions. Learn how HBM3 and GDDR6... » read more

From Data Center To End Device: AI/ML Inference With GDDR6


Created to support 3D gaming on consoles and PCs, GDDR packs performance that makes it an ideal solution for AI/ML inference. As inference migrates from the heart of the data center to the network edge, and ultimately to a broad range of AI-powered IoT devices, GDDR memory’s combination of high bandwidth, low latency, power efficiency and suitability for high-volume applications will be incre... » read more

GDDR6 Memory Enables High-Performance AI/ML Inference


A rapid rise in the size and sophistication of inference models has necessitated increasingly powerful hardware deployed at the network edge and in endpoint devices. To keep these inference processors and accelerators fed with data requires a state-of-the-art memory that delivers extremely high bandwidth. This blog will explore how GDDR6 supports the memory and performance requirements of artif... » read more

How Memory Design Optimizes System Performance


Exponential increases in data and demand for improved performance to process that data has spawned a variety of new approaches to processor design and packaging, but it also is driving big changes on the memory side. While the underlying technology still looks very familiar, the real shift is in the way those memories are connected to processing elements and various components within a syste... » read more

Overcoming Signal, Power, And Thermal Challenges Implementing GDDR6 Interfaces


Graphics processing units (GPUs) and graphics double data rate (GDDR) memory interfaces are essential to graphics cards, game consoles, high-performance computing (HPC), and machine learning applications. These interfaces enable data transfer speeds of over 665GB per second today and will continue to support well over a terabyte per second (TBps) in next-generation GDDR interfaces. Signal integ... » read more

Growth Spurred By Negatives


The success and health of the semiconductor industry is driven by the insatiable appetite for increasingly complex devices that impact every aspect of our lives. The number of design starts for the chips used in those devices drives the EDA industry. But at no point in history have there been as many market segments driving innovation as there are today. Moreover, there is no indication this... » read more

GDDR6 Memory On The Leading Edge


With the accelerating growth in data traffic, it is unsurprising that the number of hyperscale data centers keeps rocketing skyward. According to analysts at the Synergy Research Group, in nine months (Q2’20 to Q1’21), 84 new hyperscale data centers came online bringing the total worldwide to 625. Hyperscaler capex set a record $150B over the last four quarters eclipsing the $121B spent in ... » read more

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