Carnegie Mellon University

Data Storage Systems Center

College of Engineering

2020 DSSC West Coast Review

March 10-11, 2020
Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley
NASA Ames Research Park Bldg. 23, Moffet Field, CA 94035

DSSC Review Structure

On Day 1 of the review, DSSC will present recent progress on HDD Technology (Day 1, Morning) and Nonvolatile Memory Technology (Day 1, Afternoon). Our presentation on HDD research on Tuesday AM will feature work on HAMR heads, media, and systems. Our presentations on Non-volatile Memory Systems on Tuesday afternoon will feature work on MRAM and RRAM and associated systems, with a particular emphasis on processing in memory.

On Day 2, we will look forward with a combination of speakers from CMU and Industry on future data storage and memory concepts, including quantum computing, DNA storage, processing in memory and neuromorphic computing. Our goal on Day 2 is to continue refining new directions for DSSC and the industry as the worlds data storage and computing needs evolve.

Register: Online registration is now available.

Agenda
Day 1

Tuesday, March 10
All sessions will be held at Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley Campus
Breakfast and Opening Remarks
8:00-9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:30 Welcome & State of the DSSC 
Jimmy Zhu
Session I: HDD Technology
9:30-10:00 HAMR Overview and Head Development at DSSC
James A. Bain
10:00-10:15 Understand FePt L10 Grains: Correlations with Grain Boundary Crystal Plane
Jimmy Zhu
10:10-10:30 Novel Fabrication Method for Granular FePt-L10 HAMR Media
Bing Zhou
Morning Break
10:30-11:00 Break and Poster Session
Session I: HDD Technology (cont'd)
11:00-11:15 HAMR Media Switching Volumes: A New Paradigm for Understanding HAMR Physics
Jimmy Zhu
11:15-11:30 Deep NueroNetwork Based Machine Learning Data Detection Channel for TDMR
Yuwei Qin
11:30-11:45

Machine-learning assisted readout channels for HDD
Ryan Quinlan

11:45-12:00 MAMR Areal Density Capability Growth Path
Jimmy Zhu
Lunch and Poster Session
12:00-1:00 Lunch and Poster Session
Session II: Memory, Logic and Computing Technology
1:00-1:10

Memory, Logic and Computing Overview
James A. Bain

1:15-1:30

Nuclear spin injection through light: perspectives for data storage
Ashok Ajoy

1:30-1:50 Dynamic Transmission of Data Modulated Magnetization Rational Wave in Magnetic Insulators
Abir Shadman
1:50-2:10 Spin Hall Switching & Cross-Bar Memory Design
Jimmy Zhu
2:10-2:30 Composite Chalcogenide-Oxide Threshold Switches for Higher Endurance
Darshil Gala
2:30-3:00 Filament Formation and Evolution in Oxide RRAM
Marek Skowronski
Afternoon Break
3:00-3:30 Break and Poster Session
Session II: Memory, Logic and Computing Technology (cont'd)
3:00-3:30 A Processing in Memory Architecture Using RRAM: Circuit and Device Considerations
Liting (Oscar) Shen
3:30-4:00 A Processing in Memory Architecture Using RRAM: Systems Considerations
Minh Truong
Wrap Up
4:00-4:10 Wrap Up

Day 2: Looking Forward for Data Storage, Memory and Data Intensive Computing

Wednesday, March 11
All sessions will be held at Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley Campus
Breakfast and Opening Remarks
8:00-9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:15 Opening Remarks
Jimmy Zhu
Session on Future Storage Concepts and Systems with Lunch
9:15-2:00 Speakers to include members of CMU and Industry