Memkind support for heterogeneous memory attributes

Memkind support for heterogeneous memory attributes

Introduction Memkind is a library mostly associated with enabling Persistent Memory. However, it is not the only type of memory that memkind supports. The library is a general solution designed for platforms with heterogeneous memory. But before we delve into heterogenous memory itself, let’s …

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Using Memkind in Hazelcast

Using Memkind in Hazelcast

This blog post is published on the Hazelcast blog as well. If interested in Hazelcast, check the other posts there too. Introduction The mission of the PMDK team has always been and will always be to make programming persistent memory easier for the community of software developers. One of our goals …

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Introduction to libmemkind

Introduction to libmemkind

Introduction Memkind is the library that simplify usage of persistent memory in a volatile mode. There are NVDIMMs technologies, such as Intel Optane DCPMM, that provides persistency, byte-addressability, and also a high capacity when compared with DRAM modules. They can be used as an expansion of …

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Memkind support for KMEM DAX option

Memkind support for KMEM DAX option

Introduction Linux kernel version 5.1 brings in support for the volatile-use of persistent memory as a hotplugged memory region (KMEM DAX). When this feature is enabled, persistent memory is seen as a separate memory-only NUMA node(s). libmemkind API was extended to include new kinds that allow for …

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