Cache and Memory Hierarchy Design

Cache and Memory Hierarchy Design : A Performance Directed Approach

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An authoritative book for hardware and software designers. Caches are by far the simplest and most effective mechanism for improving computer performance. This innovative book exposes the characteristics of performance-optimal single and multi-level cache hierarchies by approaching the cache design process through the novel perspective of minimizing execution times. It presents useful data on the relative performance of a wide spectrum of machines and offers empirical and analytical evaluations of the underlying phenomena. This book will help computer professionals appreciate the impact of caches and enable designers to maximize performance given particular implementation constraints.
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  • Hardback | 223 pages
  • 160.53 x 236.47 x 23.88mm | 480g
  • Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 1558601368
  • 9781558601369

Table of contents

1. Introduction
2. Background Material
3. The Cache Design Problem and Its Solution
4. Performance-Directed Cache Design
5. Multi-Level Cache Hierarchies
6. Summary, Implications and Conclusions
Appendix A. Validation of the Empirical Results
Appendix B. Modelling Write Strategy Effects
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About Steven A. Przybylski

By Steven A. Przybylski
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