Priority Programme “Disruptive Memory Technologies” (SPP 2377)
Deadline: 9. November 2021
The aim of this Priority Programme is therefore to explore the potentials of ongoing developments in the field of main memory technologies and architectures. Despite the disruptive nature of these technologies, systems software and applications shall be enabled to fully exploit them. In order to master disruptive memory technologies and their impact on the overall memory hierarchy, research efforts are required on all levels of the classic system software stack, for example:
- Computer Architecture (Technical Computer Science): innovative architectures, for example, sensor nodes with fully-persistent state; improving/adapting existing architectures, for example, issues of volatile and non-volatile memory co-existence; instruction set extensions and memory management units
- Operating Systems: software abstractions for new types of memory; integration into the memory hierarchy; fine-grained isolation and sharing of persistent objects; synchronisation mechanisms and memory transactions; systems that never reboot; removal of “persistent” faults or bugs
- Algorithms / Data Structures: dealing with heterogeneity (high/low bandwidth, different read/write performance); lightweight transactions on data structures
- Databases: optimised usage of different memory types, for example, index structures in persistent memory or optimised query execution
- Languages / Compilers / Software Engineering: support for In/Near-Memory Computing; evolution of persistent state; extended type systems and other models for novel classes of memory; conversion of legacy software; potential bugs related to the new technology
The programme is designed to run for six years. The present call invites proposals for the first three-year funding period.
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