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Efficiently Adapting to Sharing Patterns in Software DSMs

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Efficiently Adapting to Sharing Patterns in Software DSMs
In this paper we introduce a page-based Lazy Release Consistency protocol called ADSM that constantly and efficiently adapts to the applications' sharing patterns. Adaptation in ADSM is based on our dynamic categorization of the type of sharing experienced by each page. Pages can be categorized as falsely-shared, migratory, or producer/consumer(s). Migratory and producer/consumer(s) pages are managed in single-writer mode, while falselyshared data are managed in multiple-writer mode. Coherence is kept with invalidations for most types of the shared data, but updates are used for lock-protected data in migratory state and barrier-protected data in producer/consumer(s) state. We performed experiments with 6 parallel applications on an 8-node SP2 system, comparing our protocol against standard TreadMarks and a version of TreadMarks that also adapts to sharing patterns. Our results show that ADSM consistently outperforms its competitors; our protocol can improve the TreadMarks speedu...
Luiz Rodolpho Monnerat, Ricardo Bianchini
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Type Conference
Year 1998
Where HPCA
Authors Luiz Rodolpho Monnerat, Ricardo Bianchini
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