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An Integrated Hardware/Software Data Prefetching Scheme for Shared-Memory Multiprocessors

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An Integrated Hardware/Software Data Prefetching Scheme for Shared-Memory Multiprocessors
Both hardware and software prefetching have been shown to be e ective in tolerating the large memory latencies inherent in shared-memory multiprocessors however, both types of prefetching have their shortcomings. In this paper, we propose an integrated hardware/software prefetching method that uses simple hardware that can handle most data accesses and software prefetching for the few remaining accesses. This yields an e ective scheme that minimizes both CPU overhead and hardware costs. Executiondriven simulations show our method to be very e ective.
Edward H. Gornish, Alexander V. Veidenbaum
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Type Conference
Year 1994
Where ICPP
Authors Edward H. Gornish, Alexander V. Veidenbaum
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