Cache-Miss-Initiated Prefetch in Mobile Environments

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Cache-Miss-Initiated Prefetch in Mobile Environments
Prefetching has been widely used to improve system performance in mobile environments. Since prefetching consumes system resources, such as bandwidth and power, it is important to consider the system overhead when designing prefetching schemes. In this paper, we propose a cache-miss-initiated prefetch (CMIP) scheme to address this issue. The CMIP scheme relies on two prefetch sets: the always-prefetch set and the miss-prefetch set. The always-prefetch set consists of the data that should always be prefetched if it is possible. The miss-prefetch set consists of the data that are closely related to the cache-missed data item. When a cache miss happens, instead of sending an uplink request to only ask for the cache-missed data item, the client requests several data items, which are within the miss-prefetch set, to reduce future cache misses. Note that the client can ask for more than one data item by an uplink request with very little additional cost. Thus, prefetching several data items...
Hui Song, Guohong Cao
Added 02 Jul 2010
Updated 02 Jul 2010
Type Conference
Year 2004
Where MDM
Authors Hui Song, Guohong Cao
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