Exploring design space of 3D NVM and eDRAM caches using DESTINY tool

Sparsh Mittal Matthew Poremba Jeffrey Vetter Yuan Xie
Abstract—To enable the design of large sized caches, novel memory technologies (such as non-volatile memory) and novel fabrication approaches (eg 3D stacking) have been explored. The existing modeling tools, however, cover only few memory technologies, CMOS technology nodes and fabrication approaches. We present DESTINY, a tool for modeling 3D (and 2D) cache designs using SRAM, embedded DRAM (eDRAM), spin transfer torque RAM (STT-RAM), resistive RAM (ReRAM) and phase change RAM (PCM). ...