Compiler-Based Approaches to Reduce Memory. Access Penalties in Cache Coherent Multiprocessors
Doktorsavhandling, 1997

To reduce the average time needed to perform a read or a write access in a multiprocessor, a cache is associated with each processor. A hardware mechanism is used to ensure that the replicated cache copies are consistent. This mechanism employs a protocol which controls when a node may read and/or write a shared data item. The time a processor is waiting for actions of the protocol to be performed, called the memory access penalty, limits the performance that can be achieved.

compiler analysis

hardware support

performance evaluation

memory access penalty

cache coherent multiprocessors


Jonas Skeppstedt

Institutionen för datorteknik


Data- och informationsvetenskap



Technical report - School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden: 305

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