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HPCA
2005
IEEE
9 years 10 months ago
A Performance Comparison of DRAM Memory System Optimizations for SMT Processors
Memory system optimizations have been well studied on single-threaded systems; however, the wide use of simultaneous multithreading (SMT) techniques raises questions over their ef...
Zhichun Zhu, Zhao Zhang
HPCA
2005
IEEE
9 years 10 months ago
SENSS: Security Enhancement to Symmetric Shared Memory Multiprocessors
With the increasing concern of the security on high performance multiprocessor enterprise servers, more and more effort is being invested into defending against various kinds of a...
Youtao Zhang, Lan Gao, Jun Yang 0002, Xiangyu Zhan...
HPCA
2005
IEEE
9 years 10 months ago
Characterizing and Comparing Prevailing Simulation Techniques
Due to the simulation time of the reference input set, architects often use alternative simulation techniques. Although these alternatives reduce the simulation time, what has not...
Joshua J. Yi, Sreekumar V. Kodakara, Resit Sendag,...
HPCA
2005
IEEE
9 years 10 months ago
Voltage and Frequency Control With Adaptive Reaction Time in Multiple-Clock-Domain Processors
Dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS) is a widely-used method for energy-efficient computing. In this paper, we present a new intra-task online DVFS scheme for multiple clo...
Qiang Wu, Philo Juang, Margaret Martonosi, Douglas...
HPCA
2005
IEEE
9 years 10 months ago
Tapping ZettaRAMTM for Low-Power Memory Systems
ZettaRAMTM is a new memory technology under development by ZettaCoreTM as a potential replacement for conventional DRAM. The key innovation is replacing the conventional capacitor...
Ravi K. Venkatesan, Ahmed S. Al-Zawawi, Eric Roten...
HPCA
2005
IEEE
9 years 10 months ago
Multithreaded Value Prediction
This paper introduces a novel technique which leverages value prediction and multithreading on a simultaneous multithreading processor to achieve higher performance in a single th...
Nathan Tuck, Dean M. Tullsen
HPCA
2005
IEEE
9 years 10 months ago
Effective Instruction Prefetching in Chip Multiprocessors for Modern Commercial Applications
In this paper, we study the instruction cache miss behavior of four modern commercial applications (a database workload, TPC-W, SPECjAppServer2002 and SPECweb99). These applicatio...
Lawrence Spracklen, Yuan Chou, Santosh G. Abraham
HPCA
2005
IEEE
9 years 10 months ago
On the Limits of Leakage Power Reduction in Caches
If current technology scaling trends hold, leakage power dissipation will soon become the dominant source of power consumption in high performance processors. Caches, due to the f...
Yan Meng, Timothy Sherwood, Ryan Kastner
HPCA
2005
IEEE
9 years 10 months ago
Improving Multiple-CMP Systems Using Token Coherence
Improvements in semiconductor technology now enable Chip Multiprocessors (CMPs). As many future computer systems will use one or more CMPs and support shared memory, such systems ...
Michael R. Marty, Jesse D. Bingham, Mark D. Hill, ...
HPCA
2005
IEEE
9 years 10 months ago
Performance, Energy, and Thermal Considerations for SMT and CMP Architectures
Simultaneous multithreading (SMT) and chip multiprocessing (CMP) both allow a chip to achieve greater throughput, but their relative energy-efficiency and thermal properties are s...
Yingmin Li, David Brooks, Zhigang Hu, Kevin Skadro...
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