Memory Systems Description
Memory Systems: Cache, DRAM, Disk by Bruce Jacob, Spencer Ng and David Wang
Is your memory hierarchy stopping your microprocessor from performing at the high level it should be? Memory Systems: Cache, DRAM, Disk shows you how to resolve this problem.
The book tells you everything you need to know about the logical design and operation, physical design and operation, performance characteristics and resulting design trade-offs, and the energy consumption of modern memory hierarchies. You learn how to to tackle the challenging optimization problems that result from the side-effects that can appear at any point in the entire hierarchy.
As a result you will be able to design and emulate the entire memory hierarchy.
- 900 pages 634 ills
- Trim size 7 1/2 X 9 1/4 in
- Copyright 2008
Memory Systems Key Features
- Understand all levels of the system hierarchy -Xcache, DRAM, and disk.
- Evaluate the system-level effects of all design choices.
- Model performance and energy consumption for each component in the memory hierarchy.
Memory Systems Readership
Practicing engineers in microarchitecture and computer system design, embedded system design, low power design; graduate students in advanced computer architecture.
Memory Systems Contents
Overview: On the Topic of Memory Systems and Their Design ? Part I: Cache Ch.
1. An Overview of Cache Principles
2. Logical Organization
3. Management of Cache Contents
4. Cache Cohenrence
5. Implementation Issues
6. Cache Case Studies Part II: DRAM
7. Memory Systems Overview
8. DRAM Device: Basic Circuits and Architecture
9. DRAM System Signalling and Timing
10. DRAM Memory System Organization
11. Generic DRAM Memory Access Protocol
12. Evolution of DRAM Devices
13. DRAM Memory Controller
14. Memory System Design Analysis Part II: Disk
15. Overview of Disks
16. The Physical Layer
17. The Data Layer
18. Performance Issues and Design Tradeoffs
19. Drive Interface
20. Operational Performance Improvement
21. The Cache Layer,
23. Performance Testing
24. Storage Subsystems
25. Advanced Topics
26. Case Study Part IV: Cross-Cutting Issues
27. The Holistic Design of Memory Hierarchies
28. Analysis of Cost and Performance
29. Power and Energy
31. Virtual Memory
Memory Systems Author Information
By Bruce Jacob, Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Maryland; Spencer Ng, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies; and David Wang, MetaRAM, Inc.