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Issue No. 02 - February (2003 vol. 36)
ISSN: 0018-9162
pp: 58-64
Wayne Yamamoto , Sun Microsystems
Thin-Fong Tsuei , Sun Microsystems
<p>The processor queuing model provides memory-hierarchy and system-design evaluation of memory-intensive commercial online-transaction-processing workloads on large multi-processor systems. It differs from detailed cycle-accurate and direct-execution simulations in that it does not simulate instruction execution. Instead, as in analytical models, the authors build processor and workload characteristics that are easy to collect and estimate.</p><p>Because the authors believe that the processor model's function is to accurately generate memory traffic to the rest of the system, they model a minimal set of processor and workload characteristics that captures the important interactions between a complex processor and the system-memory hierarchy.</p>
Wayne Yamamoto, Thin-Fong Tsuei, "Queuing Simulation Model for Multiprocessor Systems", Computer, vol. 36, no. , pp. 58-64, February 2003, doi:10.1109/MC.2003.1178049
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