FreshCache: Statically and dynamically exploiting dataless ways

@article{Basu2013FreshCacheSA,
  title={FreshCache: Statically and dynamically exploiting dataless ways},
  author={Arkaprava Basu and Derek Hower and Mark D. Hill and Michael M. Swift},
  journal={2013 IEEE 31st International Conference on Computer Design (ICCD)},
  year={2013},
  pages={286-293}
}
Last level caches (LLCs) account for a substantial fraction of the area and power budget in many modern processors. Two recent trends - dwindling die yield that falls off sharply with larger chips and increasing static power - make a strong case for a fresh look at LLC design. Inclusive caches are particularly interesting because many commercially successful processors use inclusion to ease coherence at a cost of some data being stale or redundant. Prior works have demonstrated that LLC designs… CONTINUE READING
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