Volume 105, Issue 9 | September 2017
Special Issue Papers
By R. Micheloni and P. Olivo
By L. Zuolo ; C. Zambelli ; R. Micheloni ; P. Olivo
This paper describes design methodologies to optimize the performances of solid-state drives based on the underlying Flash technology.
By C. Monzio Compagnoni, A. Goda, A. S. Spinelli, P. Feeley, A. L. Lacaita, and A. Visconti
This paper reviews historical trends of nand Flash technologies, explaining why scaling of planar arrays below 1x nm is less favorable than vertical integration.
By R. Micheloni, S. Aritome, and L. Crippa
This paper is about 3-D nand Flash memories and related integration challenges, covering charge trap and floating gate options.
By F. Chen, T. Zhang, and X. Zhang
This paper is focused on the software aspects of the solid-state drives, from the Flash translation layer (FTL) to the operating system.
By Y. Cai, S. Ghose, E. F. Haratsch, Y. Luo, and O. Mutlu
This paper reviews the most recent advances in solid-state drive (SSD) error characterization, mitigation, and data recovery techniques to improve both SSD’s reliability and lifetime.
Channel Coding for Nonvolatile Memory Technologies: Theoretical Advances and Practical Considerations
By L. Dolecek and Y. Cassuto
This paper provides an overview of most popular error-correction codes (ECCs) used in conjunction with nonvolatile memories.
By N. R. Mielke, R. E. Frickey, I. Kalastirsky, M. Quan, D. Ustinov, and V. J. Vasudevan
This paper reviews SSD’s reliability from the perspective of failure mechanisms and design mitigation techniques, with particular emphasis on the JEDEC qualification methods.
By B. Schroeder, A. Merchant, and R. Lagisetty
This paper presents reliability studies of nand-based SSDs in production environments, subjected to real workloads and operating conditions.
By H. Wu, X. H. Wang, B. Gao, N. Deng, Z. Lu, B. Haukness, G. Bronner, and H. Qian
This paper reviews the fundamental materials and process integration needed for high volume manufacturing of resistive RAMs.
By C. Zambelli, G. Navarro, V. Sousa, I. L. Prejbeanu, and L. Perniola
This paper reviews phase change memories and magnetic memories technologies from the perspective of their possible application in future SSDs.
By C. Matsui, C. Sun, and K. Takeuchi
This paper presents the advantages of hybrid SSDs integrating both storage class memories and nand Flash memories with respect to standard nand-Flash-based SSDs
By F. T. Hady, A. Foong, B. Veal, and D. Williams
This paper reviews the potentialities on computing introduced by the 3-D XPoint technology in changing the memory-storage hierarchy.