Approximate Adders Suitable For In-Memory Computing Using a Memristor Crossbar Array

A new technical paper titled "IMAGIN: Library of IMPLY and MAGIC NOR Based Approximate Adders for In-Memory Computing" was published by researchers at DFKI (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence) and Indian Institute of Information Technology Guwahati. "We developed a framework to generate approximate adder designs with varying output errors for 8, 12, and 16-bit adders. We imp... » read more

Polynesia, A Novel Hardware/Software Cooperative Design for In-Memory HTAP Databases

A team of researchers from ETH Zurich, Google and Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign recently published a technical paper titled "Polynesia: Enabling High-Performance and Energy-Efficient Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Databases with Hardware/Software Co-Design". Abstract (partial) "We propose Polynesia, a hardware–software co-designed system for in-memory HTAP [hybrid transactional/anal... » read more

Scalable Approach to Fabricate Memristor Arrays at Wafer-scale

New technical paper titled "Wafer-scale solution-processed 2D material analog resistive memory array for memory-based computing" from researchers at National University of Singapore and Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore. Abstract "Realization of high-density and reliable resistive random access memories based on two-dimensional semiconductors is crucial toward their develop... » read more

Computational SRAM (C-SRAM) Solution Combining In- and Near-Memory Computing Approaches

New academic paper titled "Towards a Truly Integrated Vector Processing Unit for Memory-bound Applications Based on a Cost-competitive Computational SRAM Design Solution", from researchers at Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CEA-LIST. Abstract "This article presents Computational SRAM (C-SRAM) solution combining In- and Near-Memory Computing approaches. It allows performing arithmetic, logic, and co... » read more

Benchmarking Memory-Centric Computing Systems: Analysis of Real Processing-in-Memory Hardware

Abstract "Many modern workloads such as neural network inference and graph processing are fundamentally memory-bound. For such workloads, data movement between memory and CPU cores imposes a significant overhead in terms of both latency and energy. A major reason is that this communication happens through a narrow bus with high latency and limited bandwidth, and the low data reuse in memory-bo... » read more

A crossbar array of magnetoresistive memory devices for in-memory computing

Samsung has demonstrated the world’s first in-memory computing technology based on MRAM. Samsung has a paper on the subject in Nature. This paper showcases Samsung’s effort to merge memory and system semiconductors for next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) chips. Abstract "Implementations of artificial neural networks that borrow analogue techniques could potentially offer low-po... » read more

Neuromorphic electronics based on copying and pasting the brain

Abstract: "Reverse engineering the brain by mimicking the structure and function of neuronal networks on a silicon integrated circuit was the original goal of neuromorphic engineering, but remains a distant prospect. The focus of neuromorphic engineering has thus been relaxed from rigorous brain mimicry to designs inspired by qualitative features of the brain, including event-driven sign... » read more

Manufacturing Bits: April 23

Sorting nuclei CERN and GSI Darmstadt have begun testing the first of two giant magnets that will serve as part of one of the largest and most complex accelerator facilities in the world. CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, recently obtained two magnets from GSI. The two magnets weigh a total of 27 tons. About 60 more magnets will follow over the next five years. These ... » read more