DESTINY: A Tool for Modeling Emerging 3D NVM and eDRAM caches

EDA Consortium
Matt Poremba Sparsh Mittal Dong Li Jeffrey S Vetter Yuan Xie
Abstract The continuous drive for performance has pushed the researchers to explore novel memory technologies (eg non-volatile memory) and novel fabrication approaches (eg 3D stacking) in the design of caches. However, a comprehensive tool which models both conventional and emerging memory technologies for both 2D and 3D designs has been lacking. We present DESTINY, a microarchitecture-level tool for modeling 3D (and 2D) cache designs using SRAM, embedded DRAM (eDRAM), spin transfer torque RAM (STT- ...