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Evaluation of a Fast Activation Mechanism for the Kanerva SDM Memory

Karlsson, Roland (1995) Evaluation of a Fast Activation Mechanism for the Kanerva SDM Memory. [SICS Report]

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Abstract

The Kanerva Sparse Distributed Memory (SDM) is a mechanism for implementing a memory with a huge address space. The physical memory consists of substantially fewer locations than the virtual address space. In earlier implemen- tations of the SDM memory the addresses of all physical locations had to be scanned to determine which locations to activate. This is time-consuming, and massive parallel hardware support is needed for other than small appli- cations. This paper introduces a new mechanism for finding the active locations. Using this access mechanism, the access time may be speeded up several orders of magnitude.

Item Type:SICS Report
Uncontrolled Keywords:SDM, sparse distributed memory, selected-coordinate design
ID Code:2150
Deposited By:Vicki Carleson
Deposited On:22 Oct 2007
Last Modified:18 Nov 2009 16:00

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