16th International Conference on Parallel Architecture and Compilation Techniques (PACT 2007) (2007)
Sept. 15, 2007 to Sept. 19, 2007
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/PACT.2007.9
Matthew A. Watkins , Cornell University, USA
Sally A. McKee , Cornell University, USA
Lambert Schaelicke , Intel Corporation
Technological advances along with more complex and dynamic application behavior argue for revisiting mechanisms that adapt logical cache block size to application characteristics. This approach to bridging the processor/memory performance gap has been studied in the past, but most studies used trace-driven simulation and only looked at L1 caches. Given the changes in hardware and software since these seminal studies, we revisit the general approach: we present a transparent, phase-adaptive mechanism for L2 cache block superloading with minimal hardware complexity, evaluating it on a full-system simulator running 23 SPEC CPU2000 applications run to completion using training inputs.
L. Schaelicke, S. A. McKee and M. A. Watkins, "A Phase-Adaptive Approach to Increasing Cache Performance," 16th International Conference on Parallel Architecture and Compilation Techniques (PACT 2007)(PACT), Brasov, Romania, 2007, pp. 432.