IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing

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From the April-June 2018 issue

Memristive Crossbar Memory Lifetime Evaluation and Reconfiguration Strategies

By Peyman Pouyan, Esteve Amat, and Antonio Rubio

Featured article thumbnail image Among the emerging technologies and devices for highly scalable and low power memory architectures, memristors are considered as one of the most favorable alternatives for next generation memory technologies. They are attracting great attention recently, due to their many appealing characteristics such as non-volatility and compatibility with CMOS fabrication process. But beside all memristor advantages, their drawbacks including manufacturing process variability and limited read/write endurance, could risk their future utilization. This paper will evaluate the impact of reliability concerns in lifetime of memristive crossbars and will present the design basis of two proposed reconfiguration approaches in memristive crossbar-based memories, in order to extend the system lifetime by utilizing available resources in an intense way and without need of failure recovery. It is observed that the adaptive reconfiguring approach can improve the crossbar reliability and extend its lifetime up to 65 percent in comparison with non-adaptive reconfiguration strategy.

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  • We are pleased to announce that Cecilia Metra, a Confirmed Full Professor in Electronics at the University of Bologna, Italy, has been named the new Editor-in-Chief of TETC starting in 2018.
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IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (TETC) seeks original manuscripts for submission under Technical Tracks. In a track the technical contents of a submitted manuscript must be of an emerging nature and fall within the scope and competencies of the Computer Society. Manuscripts not abiding by these specifications will be administratively rejected. The topics of interest for the Technical Tracks are as follows:

  • Enterprise Computing Systems
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