Performance Evaluation of Link-Based Cache Coherence Schemes

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Håkan Nilsson, Per Stenström
Title: Performance Evaluation of Link-Based Cache Coherence Schemes
Conference name: 26st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Year: 1993
Pagination: 486-495, vol. 1
ISBN: 0 8186 3230 5
Publisher: IEEE
City: Wailea, HI, USA
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: Dept. of Computer Science and Business Administration (Institutionen för datavetenskap och ekonomi)
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Language: English
Abstract: The authors have evaluated the implementation and performance tradeoffs between three directory-based cache coherence protocols. They study two link-based approaches, called tree-based and linear-list protocols, and contrast their performance and implementation cost with that of a full-map protocol. Using program-driven simulation and a set of three benchmark programs, it was found that tree-based and linear-list protocols performed almost as well as full-map protocols but with a considerably lower implementation cost. However, if the sharing set is large, linear-list schemes may suffer because of the large write latency while tree-based protocols still perform well.
Subject: Computer Science\Computersystems
Keywords: buffer storage, performance evaluation
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