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This paper presents Simultaneous Speculative Threading (SST), which is a technique for creating high-performance area- and power-efficient cores for chip multiprocessors. SST hardware dynamically extracts two threads of execution from a single sequential program (one consisting of a load miss and its dependents, and the other consisting of the instructions(More)
— As CMPs are emerging as the dominant architecture for a wide range of platforms (from embedded systems and game consoles, to PCs, and to servers) the need to manage on-chip resources, such as shared caches, becomes a necessity. In this paper we propose a new statistical model of a CMP shared cache which not only describes cache sharing but also its(More)
This article presents Vasa, a configurable high-performance multiprocessor simulation package for the Virtutech Sim-ics full-system simulator. Vasa includes models of multi-level caches, store buffers, interconnects and memory controllers and can model complex out-of-order SMT/CMP-processors in great detail. However, it can also be run in two less detailed(More)
The advances in semiconductor technology have set the shared-memory server trend towards processors with multiple cores per die and multiple threads per core. We believe that this technology shift forces a reevaluation of how to interconnect multiple such chips to form larger systems.This paper argues that by adding support for <i>coherence traps</i> in(More)
Fine-grained software-based distributed shared memory (SW-DSM) systems typically maintain coherence with in-line checking code at load and store operations to shared memory. The instrumentation overhead of this added checking code can be severe. This paper (1) shows that most of the instrumentation overhead in the fine-grained SW-DSM system DSZOOM is(More)
No single coherence strategy suits all applications well. Many promising adaptive protocols and coherence predic-tors, capable of dynamically modifying the coherence strategy , have been suggested over the years. While most dynamic detection schemes rely on plentiful of dedicated hardware, the customization technique suggested in this paper requires no(More)
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