Narges Shahidi

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Power management for large last-level caches (LLCs) is important in chip-multiprocessors (CMPs), as the leakage power of LLCs accounts for a significant fraction of the limited on-chip power budget. Since not all workloads need the entire cache, portions of a shared LLC can be disabled to save energy. In this paper, we explore different design choices, from(More)
In this work we introduce power optimizations relying on partial tag comparison (PTC) in snoop-based chip multiprocessors. Our optimizations rely on the observation that detecting tag mismatches in a snoop-based chip multiprocessor does not require aggressively processing the entire tag. In fact, a high percentage of cache mismatches could be detected by(More)
Power management for large last-level caches (LLCs) is important in chip multiprocessors (CMPs), as the leakage power of LLCs accounts for a significant fraction of the limited on-chip power budget. Since not all workloads running on CMPs need the entire cache, portions of a large, shared LLC can be disabled to save energy. In this article, we explore(More)
DRAM cells need periodic refresh to maintain data integrity. With high capacity DRAMs, DRAM refresh poses a significant performance bottleneck as the number of rows to be refreshed (and hence the refresh cycle time, tRFC) with each refresh command increases. Modern day DRAMs perform refresh at a rank-level, while LPDDRs used in mobile environments support(More)
Honors and Awards • Rank 7 among nearly 5000 competitors in the nation wide entrance exam for M.S.c program in Artificial Intelligence (2007). • Rank 5 among nearly 13000 competitors in the nation wide entrance exam for M.S.c program in Computer Architecture (2007). • Rank 140 among nearly 500000 competitors in the nation wide entrance exam for university(More)
Existing solid state drive (SSD) simulators unfortunately lack hardware and/or software architecture models. Consequently, they are far from capturing the critical features of contemporary SSD devices. More importantly, while the performance of modern systems that adopt SSDs can vary based on their numerous internal design parameters and storage-level(More)
The system administrator, faces an arduous task of figuring out whether to consolidate storage workloads, which workloads to isolate, which workloads to co-locate, and how to reduce the interference on co-located workloads? This paper presents an approach to ease this arduous task. We consider different mixes of enterprise storage applications on a high-end(More)
Storage Consolidation is increasing being adopted to reduce system costs, simplify the storage infrastructure, and enhance availability and resource management. However, consolidation leads to interference in shared resources. This poster shows the effect of consolidation on performance of co-located applications and proposes a static approach to reduce(More)