The advancement of computer architecture systems have led to the massive need for memory. The need to sustain such leaps has required the examination of solutions for the design space exploration of memory. From design space exploration and its relevance to the fundamental makeup of cache memory, there are some possible solutions to the problem of needing more and faster memory sooner than later. Design Space Exploration techniques Simulation, Analytical, Configurable and Evolutionary all provide different advantages and definitely enhance the cache memory design. However, each has its drawbacks that should be taken into account depending on the intent of its application. This paper presents an overview of the different techniques and evaluates their effectiveness with regard to their advantages and disadvantages. A suggested best solution could be a hybrid that allowed the different techniques to compensate for the other’s deficiencies.
- cache memory
- design space