Issue No. 04 - April (1982 vol. 31)
J.H. Patel , Department of Electrical Engineering and the Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois
This paper presents an approximate analytical model for the performance of multiprocessors with private cache memories and a single shared main memory. The accuracy of the model is compared with simulation results and is found to be very good over a broad range of parameters. The parameters of the model are the size of the multiprocessor, the size and type of the interconnection network, the cache miss-ratio, and the cache block transfer time. The analysis is extended to include several different read/write policies such as write-through, load-through, and buffered write-back. The analytical technique presented is also applicable to the performance of interconnection networks under block transfer mode.
performance analysis, Cache memories, crossbar, delta networks, interconnection networks, multiprocessors, parallel memories
J. Patel, "Analysis of Multiprocessors with Private Cache Memories," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 31, no. , pp. 296-304, 1982.