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Improving the utilization of shared resources is a key issue to increase performance in SMT processors. Recent work has focused on resource sharing policies to enhance the processor performance, but their proposals mainly concentrate on novel hardware mechanisms that adapt to the dynamic resource requirements of the running threads. This work addresses the… (More)
To improve chip multiprocessor (CMP) performance, recent research has focused on scheduling strategies to mitigate main memory bandwidth contention. Nowadays, commercial CMPs implement multilevel cache hierarchies that are shared by several multithreaded cores. In this microprocessor design, contention points may appear along the whole memory hierarchy.… (More)
In order to improve CMP performance, recent research has focused on scheduling to mitigate contention produced by the limited memory bandwidth. Nowadays, commercial CMPs implement multi-level cache hierarchies where last level caches are shared by at least two cache structures located at the immediately lower cache level. In turn, these caches can be shared… (More)
Current SMT (simultaneous multithreading) processors co-schedule jobs on the same core, thus sharing core resources like L1 caches. In SMT multicores, threads also compete among themselves for uncore resources like the LLC (last level cache) and DRAM modules. Per process performance degradation over isolated execution mainly depends on process resource… (More)
To mitigate the impact of bandwidth contention, which in some processes can yield to performance degradations up to 40%, we devise a scheduling algorithm that tackles main memory and L1 bandwidth contention. Experimental evaluation on a real system shows that the proposal achieves an average speedup by 5% with respect to Linux.
Simultaneous multithreading (SMT) processors share most of the microarchitectural core components among the co-running applications. The competition for shared resources causes performance interference between applications. Therefore, the performance benefits of SMT processors heavily depend on the complementarity of the co-running applications. Symbiotic… (More)