ECE Special Seminar: Sam H. Noh (Hongik University) – “Research Trends on SCM-based Systems, Plus Our 2 Cents Worth”
Speaker : Sam H. Noh
Storage Class Memory (SCM) technologies, which has characteristics of both a storage device, with its non-volatilty, and conventional DRAM, with fast, byte addressability, are currently being developed by all major semiconductor companies. Interest in making use of SCM-based systems is on the rise as exemplified by research results and product announcements by major firms such as Intel and HP.
In this talk, I will give an overview of the developments in the so-called next generation new memory technology arena, briefly discussing the characteristics of the various next generation memory technologies that are in development. Then, I will touch on various system software research issues that have been explored in regards to these new types of memory with a focus on its use as storage. In so doing, I will also present some of the work that has been conducted by our NECSST team at Hongik University.
Sam H.(Hyuk) Noh received the BS degree in computer engineering from the Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1986, and the PhD degree from the Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, in 1993. He held a visiting faculty position at the George Washington University, Washington, DC., from 1993 to 1994 before joining HongIk University in Seoul, Korea, where he is now a Full Professor in the School of Computer and Information Engineering. He has served as General Chair, Program Chair, and Program Committee Member on a number of technical conferences and workshops including the ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Languages, Compilers, and Tools for Embedded Systems (LCTES), IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS), USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST), USENIX HotStorage, and the International World Wide Web (WWW) Conference. He currently serves as Associate Editor of the ACM Transactions on Storage. His current research interests include operating system issues pertaining to embedded/computer systems with a focus on storage and new memory technologies. He is a member of the ACM, IEEE, USENIX, and KIISE. (E-mail: samhnoh at gmail dot com)