Conventional computing architectures and the CMOS technology that they are based on are facing major challenges such as the memory bottleneck making the memory access for data transfer a major killer of energy and performance. Computation-in-memory (CIM) paradigm is seen as a potential alternative that could alleviate such problems by adding computational resources to the memory, and significantly reducing the communication. Memristive devices are promising enablers of a such CIM paradigm, as they are able to support both storage and computing. This paper shows the power of memristive device based CIM paradigm in enabling new efficient application-specific architectures as well as efficient implementations of some known domain-specific architectures. In addition, the paper discusses the potential applications that could benefit from such paradigm and highlights the major challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication25th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-4123-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-4124-4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2020
Event2020 25th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC) - Beijing, China
Duration: 13 Jan 202016 Jan 2020
Conference number: 25th


Conference2020 25th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC)

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