A survey of architectural techniques for DRAM power management

Inderscience Publishers Ltd
Recent trends of CMOS technology scaling and wide-spread use of multicore processors have dramatically increased the power consumption of main memory. It has been estimated that modern data-centres spend more than 30% of their total power consumption in main memory alone. This excessive power dissipation has created the problem of 'memory power wall'which has emerged as a major design constraint inhibiting further performance scaling. Recently, several techniques have been proposed to address this issue. The focus of this ...