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ASPLOS
2008
ACM
9 years 3 months ago
Tapping into the fountain of CPUs: on operating system support for programmable devices
The constant race for faster and more powerful CPUs is drawing to a close. No longer is it feasible to significantly increase the speed of the CPU without paying a crushing penalt...
Yaron Weinsberg, Danny Dolev, Tal Anker, Muli Ben-...
ASPLOS
2008
ACM
9 years 3 months ago
Accurate branch prediction for short threads
Multi-core processors, with low communication costs and high availability of execution cores, will increase the use of execution and compilation models that use short threads to e...
Bumyong Choi, Leo Porter, Dean M. Tullsen
ASPLOS
2008
ACM
9 years 3 months ago
Exploiting access semantics and program behavior to reduce snoop power in chip multiprocessors
Integrating more processor cores on-die has become the unanimous trend in the microprocessor industry. Most of the current research thrusts using chip multiprocessors (CMPs) as th...
Chinnakrishnan S. Ballapuram, Ahmad Sharif, Hsien-...
ASPLOS
2008
ACM
9 years 3 months ago
Feedback-driven threading: power-efficient and high-performance execution of multi-threaded workloads on CMPs
Extracting high-performance from the emerging Chip Multiprocessors (CMPs) requires that the application be divided into multiple threads. Each thread executes on a separate core t...
M. Aater Suleman, Moinuddin K. Qureshi, Yale N. Pa...
ASPLOS
2008
ACM
9 years 3 months ago
The design and implementation of microdrivers
Device drivers commonly execute in the kernel to achieve high performance and easy access to kernel services. However, this comes at the price of decreased reliability and increas...
Vinod Ganapathy, Matthew J. Renzelmann, Arini Bala...
ASPLOS
2008
ACM
9 years 3 months ago
Parallelizing security checks on commodity hardware
Speck1 is a system that accelerates powerful security checks on commodity hardware by executing them in parallel on multiple cores. Speck provides an infrastructure that allows se...
Edmund B. Nightingale, Daniel Peek, Peter M. Chen,...
ASPLOS
2008
ACM
9 years 3 months ago
How low can you go?: recommendations for hardware-supported minimal TCB code execution
We explore the extent to which newly available CPU-based security technology can reduce the Trusted Computing Base (TCB) for security-sensitive applications. We find that although...
Jonathan M. McCune, Bryan Parno, Adrian Perrig, Mi...
ASPLOS
2008
ACM
9 years 3 months ago
Efficiency trends and limits from comprehensive microarchitectural adaptivity
Increasing demand for power-efficient, high-performance computing requires tuning applications and/or the underlying hardware to improve the mapping between workload heterogeneity...
Benjamin C. Lee, David Brooks
ASPLOS
2008
ACM
9 years 3 months ago
Overshadow: a virtualization-based approach to retrofitting protection in commodity operating systems
Commodity operating systems entrusted with securing sensitive data are remarkably large and complex, and consequently, frequently prone to compromise. To address this limitation, ...
Xiaoxin Chen, Tal Garfinkel, E. Christopher Lewis,...
ASPLOS
2008
ACM
9 years 3 months ago
Adaptive set pinning: managing shared caches in chip multiprocessors
Shekhar Srikantaiah, Mahmut T. Kandemir, Mary Jane...
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