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Hardware Support for Relaxed Concurrency Control in Transactional Memory

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Hardware Support for Relaxed Concurrency Control in Transactional Memory
Today's transactional memory systems implement the two-phase-locking (2PL) algorithm which aborts transactions every time a conflict happens. 2PL is a simple algorithm that provides fast transactional operations. However, it limits concurrency in applications with high contention by increasing the rate of aborts. More relaxed algorithms that can commit conflicting transactions have recently been shown to provide better concurrency both in software and hardware. However, existing approaches for implementing such algorithms increase latencies of transactional operations, require complex hardware support and alter standard cache coherence protocols. In this paper, we discuss how a relaxed concurrency control algorithm can be efficiently implemented in hardware. More specifically, we use a technique which approximates conflict-serializability and implement it in hardware on top a base hardware transactional memory system that provides support for isolation and conflict detection. Our ...
Utku Aydonat, Tarek S. Abdelrahman
Added 20 May 2011
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where MICRO
Authors Utku Aydonat, Tarek S. Abdelrahman
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