Decoupled Sectored Caches: Conciliating Low Tag Implementation Cost and Low Miss Ratio

@inproceedings{Seznec1994DecoupledSC,
  title={Decoupled Sectored Caches: Conciliating Low Tag Implementation Cost and Low Miss Ratio},
  author={Andr{\'e} Seznec},
  booktitle={ISCA},
  year={1994}
}
Sectored caches have been used for many years in order to reconcile low tag array size and small or medium block size. In a sectored cache, a single address tag is associated with a sector consisting on several cache lines, while validity, dirty and coherency tags are associated with each of the inner cache lines.Maintaining a low tag array size is a major issue in many cache designs (e.g. L2 caches). Using a sectored cache is a design trade-off between a low size of the tag array which is… CONTINUE READING
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