A Case for Transparent Reliability in DRAM Systems

New technical paper from ETH Zurich and TU Delft. Abstract "Today's systems have diverse needs that are difficult to address using one-size-fits-all commodity DRAM. Unfortunately, although system designers can theoretically adapt commodity DRAM chips to meet their particular design goals (e.g., by reducing access timings to improve performance, implementing system-level RowHammer mitigati... » read more

Using Run-Time Reverse-Engineering to Optimize DRAM Refresh

Abstract: "The overhead of DRAM refresh is increasing with each density generation. To help offset some of this overhead, JEDEC designed the modern Auto-Refresh command with a highly optimized architecture internal to the DRAM---an architecture that violates the timing rules external controllers must observe and obey during normal operation. Numerous refresh-reduction schemes manually refresh ... » read more