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Author Haron, Nor Zaidi ♦ Hamdioui, Said
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2011
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Hybrid memories, nanowire, residue number system, fault-tolerance, error correction codes
Abstract Hybrid memories are envisioned as one of the alternatives to existing semiconductor memories. Although offering enormous data storage capacity, low power consumption, and reduced fabrication complexity (at least for the memory cell array), such memories are subject to a high degree of intermittent and transient faults leading to reliability issues. This article examines the use of Conventional Redundant Residue Number System (C-RRNS) error correction code, which has been extensively used in digital signal processing and communication, to detect and correct intermittent and transient cluster faults in hybrid memories. It introduces a modified version of C-RRNS, referred to as 6M-RRNS, to realize the aims at lower area overhead and performance penalty. The experimental results show that 6M-RRNS realizes a competitive error correction capability, provides larger data storage capacity, and offers higher decoding performance as compared to C-RRNS and Reed-Solomon (RS) codes. For instance, for 64-bit hybrid memories at 10% fault rate, 6M-RRNS has 98.95% error correction capability, which is 0.35% better than RS and 0.40% less than C-RRNS. Moreover, when considering 1Tbit memory, 6M-RRNS offers 4.35% more data storage capacity than RS and 11.41% more than C-RRNS. Additionally, it decodes up to 5.25 times faster than C-RRNS.
ISSN 15504832
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2011-01-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15504840
Journal ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems (JETC)
Volume Number 7
Issue Number 1
Page Count 19
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 19


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