DRAM Energy Characterization

August 1, 2017

We use insights gained from an experimental characterization of DDR3 DRAM modules to perform two studies on the potential of mechanisms that exploit the data dependence and structural variation. One of our studies on energy-aware data encoding shows that we can potentially reduce DRAM energy consumption by 12.2%, averaged across a wide range of workloads. Ultimately, we hope that the findings in this paper will inspire new research directions in energy-aware DRAM design.

Publication is currently under peer review for ISCA 2018. Link will be available once the work is published