Sciweavers

Share
MSS
2015
IEEE

WARM: Improving NAND flash memory lifetime with write-hotness aware retention management

4 years 2 months ago
WARM: Improving NAND flash memory lifetime with write-hotness aware retention management
—Increased NAND flash memory density has come at the cost of lifetime reductions. Flash lifetime can be extended by relaxing internal data retention time, the duration for which a flash cell correctly holds data. Such relaxation cannot be exposed externally to avoid altering the expected data integrity property of a flash device. Reliability mechanisms, most prominently refresh, restore the duration of data integrity, but greatly reduce the lifetime improvements from retention time relaxation by performing a large number of write operations. We find that retention time relaxation can be achieved more efficiently by exploiting heterogeneity in write-hotness, i.e., the frequency at which each page is written. We propose WARM, a write-hotness aware retention management policy for flash memory, which identifies and physically groups together write-hot data within the flash device, allowing the flash controller to selectively perform retention time relaxation with little cost. Whe...
Yixin Luo, Yu Cai, Saugata Ghose, Jongmoo Choi, On
Added 15 Apr 2016
Updated 15 Apr 2016
Type Journal
Year 2015
Where MSS
Authors Yixin Luo, Yu Cai, Saugata Ghose, Jongmoo Choi, Onur Mutlu
Comments (0)
books