MIT, ETH Develop Scheme to Boost On-package DRAM Performance 50%

October 24, 2017

It’s no secret memory-to-processor bottlenecks have become a chief obstacle in boosting computer performance. Recent efforts to place DRAM onto chip packages Read more…

Volta Adds Charge to GPU Roadmap

March 21, 2013

This week at NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference, the priorities for GPU computing's future, including providing snappy access to high memory bandwidth, were cited as critical to growing user ranks. The energy consumption, data volume and velocity requirements are giving way to new, more efficient and higher bandwidth approaches, including Volta, which was revealed during the keynote event. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Terascale Memory Challenges and Solutions

December 6, 2010

In contrast to the previous decade, CPU clock rates are scaling slower over time due to the power constraints. However, the number of transistors per silicon area continue to increase roughly at the rate of Moore's Law. Therefore, CPUs are being designed and built with an increasing number of cores, with each core executing one or more threads of instructions. This puts a new kind of pressure on the memory subsystem. Read more…

By Dave Dunning, Randy Mooney, Pat Stolt, Bryan Casper and James E. Jaussi

Is Underutilizing Processors Such an Awful Idea?

October 28, 2010

Maximizing performance is not always about maximizing core usage (but sometimes it is). Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Multicore Watershed

March 4, 2010

Six, eight and twelve cores. The true multicore era for x86 is just around the corner. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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