A case for direct-mapped caches


Direct-mapped caches are defined, and it is shown that trends toward larger cache sizes and faster hit times favor their use. The arguments are restricted initially to single-level caches in uniprocessors. They are then extended to two-level cache hierarchies. How and when these arguments for caches in uniprocessors apply to caches in multiprocessors are also discussed.<<ETX>>

DOI: 10.1109/2.16187

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@article{Hill1988ACF, title={A case for direct-mapped caches}, author={Mark D. Hill}, journal={Computer}, year={1988}, volume={21}, pages={25-40} }