Issue No. 09 - September (1975 vol. 24)
D.P. Bhandarkar , Texas Instruments,Incorporated
This paper presents Markov chain models for analyzing the extent of memory interference in multiprocessor systems with a crosspoint switch for processor-memory communication. Processor behavior is simplified to an ordered sequence of a memory request followed by a certain amount of processing time. The results predicted by the model are compared with some simulation results and some actual measurements on C.mmp, a multiprocessor system being built at Carnegie-Mellon University.
Analytic models, Markov chains, memory interference, multiprocessors, performance measurement, simulation.
D. Bhandarkar, "Analysis of Memory Interference in Multiprocessors," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 24, no. , pp. 897-908, 1975.