Carnegie Mellon University

Data Storage Systems Center

College of Engineering

2019 DSSC West Coast Review

March 12-13, 2019
Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley
NASA Ames Research Park Bldg. 23, Moffet Field, CA 94035

DSSC Review Structure

DSSC will present recent progress on HDD Technology (Day 1) and Nonvolatile Memory Technology (Day 2). The review will consist of two half-days of presentation. Our presentation on HDD research on Tuesday AM will feature work on HAMR media, heads and systems. Our presentations on Non-volatile Memory Systems on Wednesday AM will feature work on MRAM and RRAM and associated systems. Presentation and discussion will last through early afternoon on both days, with time for poster and informal discussion over lunch.

Register: Online registration is now available.

Day 1: DSSC HDD Topics

Tuesday, March 12
All sessions will be held at Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley Campus
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-9:30 Welcome & State of the DSSC 
Jimmy Zhu
9:30-9:50 DSSC HAMR Overview and Strategy
James Bain
9:50-10:10 Controlling nucleation sites of FePt by utilizing MgO‐B interlayer
Bing Zhou
10:10-10:30 Machine Learning for Data Detection
Yuwei Qin
10:30-11:00 Break and Poster Session
11:00-11:20 Controlling the grain size distribution of HAMR media at nucleation stage by utilizing hybrid grain boundary materials C‐BN and C‐B
Bing Zhou
11:20-11:40 Pump-Probe Measurement of Resonance Freq & Damping of Magnetic Thin Films
Zhengkun Dai
11:40-12:00 Impact of Medium Grain Height in HAMR 
Jimmy Zhu
12:00-1:00 Lunch and Poster Session
1:00-1:20 Novel NFT Designs for Transition Curvature Reduction and Decreased NFT Heating
Cheng-Ming Chow
1:20-1:40 Integrated Laser and NFT Development
James A. Bain
1:40-2:00 Massively Parallel Direct Write E-beam Lithograpy for Patterned Media
Rick Carley
2:00-2:10 Wrap Up 

Day 2: DSSC Non-Volatile Memory Technology Topics

Wednesday, March 13
All sessions will be held at Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley Campus
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-9:15 State of DSSC (recap)  
Jimmy Zhu
9:15-9:30 DSSC Memory and Logic Strategy
James A. Bain
9:30-9:50 Field-free Spin-Orbit Torque Switching of Perpendicular Magnetic Tunnel Junctions
Yang Liu
9:50-10:10 Spin Transfer Torque Walker Oscillator
Jimmy Zhu
10:10-10:30 Thermally driven threshold switching and Imaging of Filamentation in TaOx
Jonathan Goodwill
10:30-11:00 Break and Poster Session
11:00-11:20 Thermal-gradient-driven solid-state segregation in GST phase change memory cells
Phoebe Yeoh
11:20-11:40 A Logical NOT Operation to Enable Oxide RRAM Compute in Memory
Oscar (Liting) Shen
11:40-12:00 Impact Ionization based Threshold Switching in GeTe6
Edward (Yuezhang) Zou 
12:00-12:20 Ionic Motion during Forming and Resistive Switching in RRAM
Yuanzhi Ma
12:20-1:30 Lunch, posters, and wrap up