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Add to Calendar 2022-07-18T10:00:00 2022-07-18T10:00:00 America/New_York Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Sihang Liu A holistic system support for persistent memory   Abstract: Zoom (email presenter for link)

A holistic system support for persistent memory



As the benefits from Moore’s Law are approaching an end, new technologies are being proposed and developed to satisfy the ever-growing demand for performance. One of these technologies is persistent memory, such as Intel’s recently released Optane DC Persistent Memory. It is a unification of memory and storage, satisfying the demand for better performance and higher memory capacity. However, the adaption of this new memory technology would require a redesign of the system stack, where both software and hardware aspects are critical to the adaption of persistent memory. In my dissertation research, I focus on both the software and hardware aspects of system support for persistent memory. On the software side, I ensure the correctness of software systems designed for this new memory technology. On the hardware side, I design efficient and secured persistent memory hardware systems.


  • Kevin Skadron, Committee Chair, CS/SEAS/UVA 

  • Samira Kahn, AdvisorCS, ECE/SEAS/UVA 

  • Mircea Stan, ECE/SEAS/UVA 

  • Yuan Tian, CS/SEAS/UVA 

  • Thomas Wenisch, EECS/Univ. of Michigan 

  • Baishakhi Ray, CS/Columbia Univ.