Evaluation of memory system extensions

Kai Li, Karin Petersen

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Abstract

An experimental approach is used to evaluate two methods of extending a memory system: direct and caching. The direct method adds the slower memory into the memory hierarchy by putting it at the same level as the main memory, allowing the CPU to access the slower memories directly, whereas the caching method puts the slower memory between the main memory and the backing store, using the main memory and the backing store, using the main memory as a cache for the slower memory. Experiments indicate that applications with very large data structures can benefit significantly using an extended memory system and that the direct approach outperforms the caching approach in memory-bound applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Architecture
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages84-93
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0897913949, 9780897913942
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991
EventProceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Computer Architecture - Toronto, Ont, Can
Duration: May 27 1991May 30 1991

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Architecture
ISSN (Print)0149-7111

Other

OtherProceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Computer Architecture
CityToronto, Ont, Can
Period5/27/915/30/91

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Li, K., & Petersen, K. (1991). Evaluation of memory system extensions. In Conference Proceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Architecture (pp. 84-93). (Conference Proceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Architecture). Publ by IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1145/115952.115962