ESKIMO - Energy Savings Using Semantic Knowledge of Inconsequential Memory Occupancy for DRAM Subsystem

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Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery
Topic: Storage
Format: PDF
Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) is used as the bulk of the main memory in most computing systems and its energy and power consumption has become a first-class design consideration for modern systems. The authors propose ESKIMO, a scheme where when the program or operating systems memory manager allocates or frees up a memory region, this information is used by the architecture to optimize the working of the DRAM system, particularly to save energy and power. In this paper, they attempt to have the architecture work hand in hand with information about allocated and freed space provided by the program.
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