Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
The widespread use of NAND flash memories in SSDs has unleashed new avenues of innovation for the enterprise and client computing. The system-wide architectural changes are required to make full use of the advantages of SSDs in terms of performance, reliability and power as. Especially, the emerging Storage Class Memories (SCM) such as PCRAM, FeRAM, RRAM and MRAM are becoming a viable alternative to commonly used volatile and nonvolatile memories. Being bit-alterable like DRAM and nonvolatile like a flash memory together with CMOS-process compatibility, these non-volatile random access memories have a potential to revolutionize various aspects of the computing platform architectures.