Accounting for Memory Bank Contention and Delay in High-Bandwidth Multiprocessors

@inproceedings{Blelloch1995AccountingFM,
  title={Accounting for Memory Bank Contention and Delay in High-Bandwidth Multiprocessors},
  author={Guy E. Blelloch and Phillip B. Gibbons and Yossi Matias and Marco Zagha},
  booktitle={SPAA},
  year={1995}
}
This paper considers issues of memory performance in shared memory multiprocessors that provide a high-bandwidth network and in which the memory banks are slower than the processors. We are concerned with the effects of memory bank contention, memory bank delay, and the bank expansion factor (the ratio of number of banks to number of processors) on performance, particularly for irregular memory access patterns. This work was motivated by observed discrepancies between predicted and actual… CONTINUE READING