Shared virtual memory with automatic update support

Liviu Iftode, Matthias Blumrich, Cezary Dubnicki, David L. Oppenheimer, Jaswinder Pal Singh, Kai Li

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The Automatic Update Release Consistency (AURC) protocol was evaluated on the SHRIMP multicomputer, the only hardware platform that supports an automatic update mechanism. Automatic update propagates local memory writes to remote memory locations automatically. The AURC protocol was compared with its all-software counterpart protocol, Home-based Lazy Release Consistency (HLRC). By integrating AU support into the protocol as well, the AURC protocol can improve performance. For applications with write-write false sharing, an AU-based multiple-writer protocol can significantly outperform an all-software home-based multiple-writer LRC protocol that uses diffs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 13th ACM International Conference on Supercomputing, ICS'99 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: Jun 20 1999Jun 25 1999


OtherProceedings of the 1999 13th ACM International Conference on Supercomputing, ICS'99
CityRhodes, Greece

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science


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