Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Links of the day 05/01/2016 : Rethinking memory systems, Fractal Merkle tree and 5th edition of the redbook


  • Rethinking Memory System Design (along with Interconnects) : Presentation on the evolution of memory system , their challenge (rowhammer is looked at) and how Interconnects will play a major role in shaping the future of the technology. It seems that we are looking for a further integration of the interconnect and memory ( volatile or not) systems. However HW vendor need to remind themselves that now the protocol need to bridge many different layers and it needs to be allowed to be used across many scale. Silicon only is not an option anymore.
  • Fractal Merkle Tree Representation andTraversal : paper presenting a technique for traversal of Merkle trees which is structurally very simple and allows for various tradeoffs between storage and computation.
  • Readings in Database Systems, 5th Edition : the 5th edition of the redbook is out! A must read for anybody dealing with database and associated optimization.