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Title:Run-Time Adaptive Cache Management
Author(s):Johnson, Teresa Louise
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Hwu, Wen-Mei W.
Department / Program:Electrical Engineering
Discipline:Electrical Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Computer Science
Abstract:The objective of this dissertation is to improve cache effectiveness, taking advantage of the growing chip area, utilizing run-time adaptive cache management techniques, and optimizing both performance and cost of implementation. Specifically, the aim is to increase cache effectiveness for integer programs. This dissertation proposes a microarchitecture scheme where the hardware determines data placement within the cache hierarchy based on dynamic referencing behavior. This scheme is fully compatible with existing instruction set architectures. This dissertation also examines the theoretical upper bounds on the cache hit ratio that the proposed techniques can provide, for several integer applications. Then, detailed trace-driven simulations of several integer applications are used to show that the implementations described in this dissertation can achieve performance close to that of the upper bound.
Issue Date:1998
Description:171 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9904493
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1998

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