A Comparative Study of Redundancy in Trace Caches (Research Note)

@inproceedings{Vandierendonck2002ACS,
  title={A Comparative Study of Redundancy in Trace Caches (Research Note)},
  author={Hans Vandierendonck and Alex Ram{\'i}rez and Koen De Bosschere and Mateo Valero},
  booktitle={Euro-Par},
  year={2002}
}
Trace cache performance is limited by two types of redundancy: duplication and liveness. In this paper, we show that duplication is not strongly correlated to trace cache performance. Generally, the best-performing trace caches also introduce the most duplication. The amount of dead traces is extremely high, ranging from 76% in the smallest trace cache to 35% in the largest trace cache studied. Furthermore, most of these dead traces are never used between storing them and replacing them from… CONTINUE READING

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