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 +====== Emerging Nonvolatile Memory Technology based Future Main Memory System ======
 +==== Lei Jiang, University of Pittsburgh ====
 +== Friday 11/14, 11-12pm ==
 +== CIC Panther Hollow ==
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 +===== Abstract =====
 +Main memory scaling is in great peril as cell size remains constant and power consumption rises at the latest technology generation for traditional memory technologies,​ such as dynamic random access memory (DRAM). Recent innovations have identified emerging nonvolatile memories, such as phase change memory (PCM), as scalable solutions to boost memory capacity in a power efficient manner. Multi-level cell (MLC) PCM storing multiple bits in a single cell further increases storage density with a lower cost per bit. However, to deploy MLC PCM as a DRAM alternative and to exploit its scalability,​ MLC PCM must be architected to overcome its own disadvantages such as long write latency, short cell endurance and limited write throughput. In this talk, I first will present write truncation to reduce the number of write iterations through error correction code. I will then describe elastic RESET that reduces write power and prolongs memory lifetime by triple levels cell and compression. At last, to improve MLC PCM write throughput, I will propose an iteration based power management scheme, which regulates power across write iterations according to the actual written cell number.
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 +===== Bio =====
 +Lei Jiang received his BS and MS from Shanghai Jiao Tong University China in 2006 and 2008, respectively. From 2009, Lei became a PhD student in the University of Pittsburgh. He is working with Prof. Jun Yang and Prof. Youtao Zhang. His research topic includes phase change memory, STT-MRAM and Memristor. He is the co-recipient of the best paper award of the International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED) in 2013.