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Data Prefetching for Software DSMs

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Data Prefetching for Software DSMs
In this paper we propose and evaluate the Adaptive++ technique, a novel runtime-only data prefetching strategy for software-based distributed shared-memory systems (software DSMs). Adaptive++ improves the performance of regular parallel applications running on software DSMs by using the past history of memory access faults to adapt between repeated-phase and repeated-stride prefetching modes. Adaptive++ does not issue prefetches during periods when the application is not exhibiting one of these two types of behavior and is thus behaving irregularly. Through detailed execution-driven simulations of several applications, we show that our prefetching technique is very successful at reducing the data access overheads of regular applications running on the TreadMarks software DSM. Adaptive++ also reduces the overhead of applications that are not strictly regular but that exhibit periods of regularity. In terms of overall performance, our results show that Adaptive++ can provide speedup imp...
Ricardo Bianchini, Raquel Pinto, Claudio Luis de A
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Type Conference
Year 1998
Where ICS
Authors Ricardo Bianchini, Raquel Pinto, Claudio Luis de Amorim
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