Simulação e Avaliação de Soluções de Software para Arquiteturas com Memórias Não-Voláteis


Recently, new technologies to replace DRAM on current hardware platforms became available in the market. The vast majority of these technologies are non-volatile, i.e., they do not need continuous energy feed to keep their contents intact. However, access to these pieces of hardware is still limited, which makes it difficult to evaluate the performance of software for these new architectures. In this work we propose a simulator capable of evaluating the performance of software systems on these new pieces of hardware. We show preliminary results obtained with a prototype using DRAM and PCM for some of the SPEC2006 benchmarks.

Escola Regional de Alto Desempenho de São Paulo (ERAD-SP)