ÐMemory bandwidth is rapidly becoming the limiting performance factor for many applications, particularly for streaming computations such as scientific vector processing or multimedia (de)compression. Although these computations lack the temporal locality of reference that makes traditional caching schemes effective, they have predictable access patterns.… (More)
Processor speeds are increasing rapidly, and memory speeds are not keeping up. Streaming computations (such as multi-media or scientific applications) are among those whose performance is most limited by the memory bottleneck. Rambus hopes to bridge the processor/memory performance gap with a recently introduced DRAM that can deliver up to 1.6Gbytes/sec. We… (More)
• Studying bacterial synthesis of artificial proteins with designed properties. • Performing chemical modification and self-assembly of genetically engineered proteins.