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Stream chaining: exploiting multiple levels of correlation in data prefetching

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Stream chaining: exploiting multiple levels of correlation in data prefetching
Data prefetching has long been an important technique to amortize the effects of the memory wall, and is likely to remain so in the current era of multi-core systems. Most prefetchers operate by identifying patterns and correlations in the miss address stream. Separating streams according to the memory access instruction that generates the misses is an effective way of filtering out spurious addresses from predictable streams. On the other hand, by localizing streams based on the memory access instructions, such prefetchers both lose the complete time sequence information of misses and can only issue prefetches for a single memory access instruction at a time. This paper proposes a novel class of prefetchers based on the idea of linking various localized streams into predictable chains of missing memory access instructions such that the prefetcher can issue prefetches along multiple streams. In this way the prefetcher is not limited to prefetching deeply for a single missing memory a...
Pedro Diaz, Marcelo Cintra
Added 24 May 2010
Updated 24 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where ISCA
Authors Pedro Diaz, Marcelo Cintra
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