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Wear-leveling techniques for PRAM memories

Grant number: 11/05266-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2011
Effective date (End): January 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Computer Science - Computer Systems
Principal Investigator:Guido Costa Souza de Araújo
Grantee:Caio Hoffman
Home Institution: Instituto de Computação (IC). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


The phase-change memories bring new opportunities for the computer industry, is to create non-volatile storage devices with greater durability or is to replace DRAM because its limit of scalability. Although promising, PRAM memories nowadays need mechanisms to reduce wear. At this point wear-leveling techniques allow us to spread the wear evenly by the memory, so that increases the durability of memory as a whole. In spite of there are techniques currently used in some memories, like NAND flash, there is room for innovation and research. In this scenario we propose a technique that attempts to organize a new form the relating informations of virtual and physical addresses, allowing to create temporary bonds between them, so that each new writing in a particular virtual address the data will be located in physical different regions, preventing local wear. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
HOFFMAN, Caio. Analysis of wear-out of error correction techniques in phase-change memories. 2013. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Computação.

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