Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (2007)
Sept. 15, 2007 to Sept. 19, 2007
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/PACT.2007.9
Lambert Schaelicke , Intel Corporation
Sally A. McKee , Cornell University, USA
Matthew A. Watkins , Cornell University, USA
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.
Lambert Schaelicke, Sally A. McKee, Matthew A. Watkins, "A Phase-Adaptive Approach to Increasing Cache Performance", Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques, vol. 00, no. , pp. 432, 2007, doi:10.1109/PACT.2007.9