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Improving SMT performance: an application of genetic algorithms to configure resizable caches

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Improving SMT performance: an application of genetic algorithms to configure resizable caches
Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT) is a technology aimed at improving the throughput of the processor core by applying Instruction Level Parallelism (ILP) and Thread Level Parallelism (TLP). Nevertheless a good control strategy is required when resources are shared among different threads, so that throughput is optimized. We study the application of evolutionary algorithms to improve the allocation of configurations on the cache hierarchy over a Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT) processor. In this way, resizable caches have demonstrated their efficiency by adapting their configuration according to workload settings, at runtime. Moreover, some methodologies and a number of techniques, such as dynamic resource allocation, have previously been developed to optimize the cache hit behavior, trying to improve global SMT performance. In this paper we propose the use of a Genetic Algorithm (GA) to optimize dynamically reconfigurable cache designs. Given that different workloads feature differe...
Josefa Díaz, José Ignacio Hidalgo, F
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Type Journal
Year 2009
Where GECCO
Authors Josefa Díaz, José Ignacio Hidalgo, Francisco Fernández, Oscar Garnica, Sonia López
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