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Lecture Notes in Informatics

9th Workshop on Parallel Systems and Algorithms (PASA), Workshop of the GI/ITG Special Interest Groups PARS and PARVA, held at the 21st Conference on the Architecture of Computing Systems (ARCS), February 26th, 2008 in Dresden, Germany P-124, 69-79 (2008).

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Wolfgang E. Nagel (ed.), Rolf Hoffmann (ed.), Andreas Koch (ed.)

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A generic tool supporting cache design and optimisation on shared memory systems

Martin Schindewolf , Jie Tao , Wolfgang Karl and Marcelo Cintra


For multi-core architectures, improving the cache performance is crucial for the overall system performance. In contrast to the common approach to design caches with the best trade-off between performance and costs, this work favours an application specific cache design. Therefore, an analysis tool capable of exhibiting the reason of cache misses has been developed. The results of the analysis can be used by system developers to improve cache architectures or can help programmers to improve the data locality behaviour of their programs. The SPLASH-2 benchmark suite is used to demonstrate the abilities of the analysis model.

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