Emerging nanotechnology-based systems encounter new non-functional requirements. This work addresses MEMS storage, an emerging technology that promises ultrahigh density and energy-efficient storage devices. We study the buffering requirement of MEMS storage in streaming applications. We show that capacity and lifetime of a MEMS device dictate the buffer size most of the time. Our study shows that trading off 10% of the optimal energy saving of a MEMS device reduces its buffer capacity by up to three orders of magnitude.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of Design, Automation & Test in Europe (DATE'11)|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||2011 Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference & Exhibition, DATE 2011 - Grenoble, France|
Duration: 14 Mar 2011 → 18 Mar 2011
|Conference||2011 Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference & Exhibition, DATE 2011|
|Period||14/03/11 → 18/03/11|
- TST-uSPAM: micro Scanning Probe Array Memory
- Energy Efficiency
- Secondary storage
Khatib, M. G., & Abelmann, L. (2011). Buffering Implications for the Design Space of Streaming MEMS Storage. In K. Preas (Ed.), Proceedings of Design, Automation & Test in Europe (DATE'11) (pp. 253-256). New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).