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Balancing DRAM locality and parallelism in shared memory CMP systems

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Balancing DRAM locality and parallelism in shared memory CMP systems
Modern memory systems rely on spatial locality to provide high bandwidth while minimizing memory device power and cost. The trend of increasing the number of cores that share memory, however, decreases apparent spatial locality because access streams from independent threads are interleaved. Memory access scheduling recovers only a fraction of the original locality because of buffering limits. We investigate new techniques to reduce inter-thread access interference. We propose to partition the internal memory banks between cores to isolate their access streams and eliminate locality interference. We implement this by extending the physical frame allocation algorithm of the OS such that physical frames mapped to the same DRAM bank can be exclusively allocated to a single thread. We compensate for the reduced bank-level parallelism of each thread by employing memory sub-ranking to effectively increase the number of independent banks. This combined approach, unlike memory bank partitioni...
Min Kyu Jeong, Doe Hyun Yoon, Dam Sunwoo, Mike Sul
Added 24 Apr 2012
Updated 24 Apr 2012
Type Journal
Year 2012
Where HPCA
Authors Min Kyu Jeong, Doe Hyun Yoon, Dam Sunwoo, Mike Sullivan, Ikhwan Lee, Mattan Erez
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