ETH Zurich: PIM (Processing In Memory) Architecture, UPMEM & PrIM Benchmarks

New paper technical titled "Benchmarking a New Paradigm: An Experimental Analysis of a Real Processing-in-Memory Architecture" led by researchers at ETH Zurich. Researchers provide a comprehensive analysis of the first publicly-available real-world PIM architecture, UPMEM, and introduce PrIM (Processing-In-Memory benchmarks), a benchmark suite of 16 workloads from different application domai... » 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

Moving Data And Computing Closer Together

The speed of processors has increased to the point where they often are no longer the performance bottleneck for many systems. It's now about data access. Moving data around costs both time and power, and developers are looking for ways to reduce the distances that data has to move. That means bringing data and memory nearer to each other. “Hard drives didn't have enough data flow to cr... » read more

Utilizing Computational Memory

For systems to become faster and consume less power, they must stop wasting the power required to move data around and start adding processing near memory. This approach has been proven, and products are entering the marketplace designed to fill a number of roles. Processing near memory, also known as computational memory, has been hiding in the shadows for more than a decade. Ever since the... » read more

Solving The Memory Bottleneck

Chipmakers are scrambling to solve the bottleneck between processor and memory, and they are turning out new designs based on different architectures at a rate no one would have anticipated even several months ago. At issue is how to boost performance in systems, particularly those at the edge, where huge amounts of data need to be processed locally or regionally. The traditional approach ha... » read more