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Big memory management will become an important topic for storage designers as persistent memory becomes a more common form of system storage.
Implementations have already appeared, and some key issues have become apparent. In particular, the management software must resemble current storage management packages. It must also be scalable, capable of handling enormous amounts of memory, and low overhead, while providing major system utilities managers have come to expect in an enterprise-class form.
It must allow for a variety of memory types to co-exist in overall systems. Use cases will surely lead to other requirements as they become more widespread.