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Cache and Memory Hierarchy Design

A Performance Directed Approach

A volume in The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Architecture and Design

Book1990

Author:

Steven A. Przybylski

Cache and Memory Hierarchy Design

A Performance Directed Approach

A volume in The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Architecture and Design

Book1990

 

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An authoritative book for hardware and software designers. Caches are by far the simplest and most effective mechanism for improving computer performance. This innovative book expo ... read full description

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    Chapter 1 - Introduction

    Pages 1-8

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    Chapter 2 - Background Material

    Pages 9-20

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    Chapter 3 - The Cache Design Problem and Its Solution

    Pages 21-43

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    Chapter 4 - Performance-Directed Cache Design

    Pages 45-110

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    Chapter 5 - Multi-Level Cache Hierarchies

    Pages 111-157

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    Chapter 6 - Summary, Implications and Conclusions

    Pages 159-176

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    Appendix A - Validation of the Empirical Results

    Pages 177-200

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    Appendix B - Modelling Write Strategy Effects

    Pages 201-206

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    References

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    Index

    Pages 221-223

About the book

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An authoritative book for hardware and software designers. Caches are by far the simplest and most effective mechanism for improving computer performance. This innovative book exposes the characteristics of performance-optimal single and multi-level cache hierarchies by approaching the cache design process through the novel perspective of minimizing execution times. It presents useful data on the relative performance of a wide spectrum of machines and offers empirical and analytical evaluations of the underlying phenomena. This book will help computer professionals appreciate the impact of caches and enable designers to maximize performance given particular implementation constraints.

An authoritative book for hardware and software designers. Caches are by far the simplest and most effective mechanism for improving computer performance. This innovative book exposes the characteristics of performance-optimal single and multi-level cache hierarchies by approaching the cache design process through the novel perspective of minimizing execution times. It presents useful data on the relative performance of a wide spectrum of machines and offers empirical and analytical evaluations of the underlying phenomena. This book will help computer professionals appreciate the impact of caches and enable designers to maximize performance given particular implementation constraints.

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978-0-08-050059-1

Language

English

Published

1990

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Copyright © 1990 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Morgan Kaufmann

Authors

Steven A. Przybylski