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An Adaptive Packed-Memory Array (2007) [pdf] (stonybrook.edu)
31 points by luu on Jan 20, 2018 | hide | past | web | favorite | 4 comments

Are either of these specifically adaptive packed-memory arrays? The former cites it, but only has one type of PMA implemented, it seems.

Any idea how actually usefull is this? What kind of real world scenarios can be used?

I was thinking it would be nice to have this insert operation pushed down into the NVM/SSD. If there could be an MMU with lookup tables attached to virtual address space regions inside the NVM, it would effectively be this.

The older I get, the more I realize that the world runs on slop. The techies are optimizing everything and removing slop, but this slop has allowed systems to be resilient. A little "waste" goes a long way.

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