1;3409;0c Architecting phase change memory as a scalable dram alternative

Architecting phase change memory as a scalable dram alternative

36th annual international symposium on Computer architecture, 2009
Pages: 2-13DOI: 10.1145/1555754.1555758

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Memory scaling is in jeopardy as charge storage and sensing mechanisms become less reliable for prevalent memory technologies, such as DRAM. In contrast, phase change memory (PCM) storage relies on scalable current and thermal mechanisms. To exploit PCM's scalability as a DRAM alternative, PCM must be architected to address relatively long latencies, high energy writes, and finite endurance.