Operating System Support for NVM+DRAM Hybrid Main Memory
Mogul, Jeffrey C.; Argollo, Eduardo; Shah, Mehul; Faraboschi, Paolo
Keyword(s): Flash, Non-volatile RAM. Operating Systems, memory
Abstract: Technology trends may soon favor building main memory as a hybrid between DRAM and non-volatile memory, such as flash or PC-RAM. We describe how the operating system might manage such hybrid memories, using semantic information not available in other layers. We describe preliminary experiments suggesting that this approach is viable.
Additional Publication Information: Published in the 12th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems (HatOS XII), May 18-20, 2009
External Posting Date: November 6, 2009 [Fulltext]. Approved for External Publication
Internal Posting Date: November 6, 2009 [Fulltext]