The Power of Computation-in-Memory: Beyond von Neumann and Beyond CMOS
Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Today’s and emerging applications are extremely demanding in terms of storage and computing power. Data-intensive/big-data applications and internet-of-things (IoT) will transform the future; they will not only impact the all aspects of our life, but also change a lot in the IC and computer world. Emerging applications require computing power which was typical of supercomputers a few years ago, but with constraints on size, power consumption and guaranteed response time which are typical of the embedded applications. Both today’s computer architectures and device technologies (used to manufacture them) are facing major challenges making them incapable to deliver the required functionalities and features. In order for computing systems to continue deliver sustainable benefits for the foreseeable future society, alternative computing architectures and notions have to be explored in the light of emerging new device technologies.