LastingNVCache: A technique for improving the lifetime of non-volatile caches

Conference/Journal
IEEE
Authors
Sparsh Mittal Jeffrey S Vetter Dong Li
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Abstract
Abstract: Use of non-volatile memory (NVM) devices such as resistive RAM (ReRAM) and spin transfer torque RAM (STT-RAM) for designing on-chip caches holds the promise of providing a high-density, low-leakage alternative to SRAM. However, low write endurance of NVMs, along with the write-variation introduced by existing cache management schemes significantly limits the lifetime of NVM caches. We present LastingNVCache, a technique for improving the cache lifetime by mitigating the intra-set write variation. LastingNVCache ...