RowPress chosen as a top paper for IEEE Micro Top Picks

Congratulations to Haocong Luo and co-authors for their ISCA 2023 paper “RowPress: Amplifying Read Disturbance in Modern DRAM Chips”, chosen as an IEEE Micro 2024 Top Pick!

IEEE Micro Top Picks highlights the top 12 papers from all computer architecture conference papers of 2023 and will be published in the July/August 2024 issue.  Haocong and co-authors Ataberk Olgun, Abdullah Giray Yağlıkçı, Yahya Can Tuğrul, Steve Rhyner, M. Banu Cavlak, Joël Lindegger, Mohammad Sadrosadati, and Onur Mutlu also won a Distinguished Artifact Award at ISCA 2023 for RowPress and we’d like to congratulate the authors on both these prestigious honors for RowPress!

RowPress is the first work to experimentally demonstrate and characterize a widespread read-disturb phenomenon in real DRAM chips, different from RowHammer.  RowPress breaks memory isolation by keeping a DRAM row open for a long period of time, which disturbs physically nearby rows enough to cause bitflips.  In our work, we demonstrate that a user-level program causes RowPress bitflips in a real system, even in the presence of in-DRAM read-disturb mitigation mechanisms, much more so than the bitflips RowHammer can induce. We describe a methodology to adapt existing read-disturb mitigation mechanisms that only consider RowHammer to also mitigate RowPress, enabling strong protection against RowPress with low additional performance overhead.

Source code, scripts & datasets for experimental characterization and real-system demonstration of RowPress is on GitHub:

The extended version of our paper provides further results and analysis of RowPress

Paper citation & resources:

Haocong Luo, Ataberk Olgun, Giray Yaglikci, Yahya Can Tugrul, Steve Rhyner, M. Banu Cavlak, Joel Lindegger, Mohammad Sadrosadati, and Onur Mutlu, “RowPress: Amplifying Read Disturbance in Modern DRAM Chips”, Proceedings of the 50th International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA), Orlando, FL, USA, June 2023.
ISCA’23 Lightning Talk Video (3 minutes)
ISCA’23 Full Talk Video (14 minutes)
ISCA’23 Lightning Talk Slides (pptx) (pdf)
ISCA’23 Full Talk Slides (pptx) (pdf)
RowPress ACM Digital Library (pdf)
ISCA’23 Distinguished Artifact Award News

RowPress Source Code and Datasets (Officially Artifact Evaluated with All Badges)
Officially artifact evaluated as available, reusable and reproducible.
Best artifact award at ISCA 2023

IEEE Micro call for 2024 Top Picks submissions 

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