Hardware-Assisted General-Purpose Garbage Collection for Hard Real-Time Systems *

@inproceedings{Nilsen2014HardwareAssistedGG,
  title={Hardware-Assisted General-Purpose Garbage Collection for Hard Real-Time Systems *},
  author={Kelvin D. Nilsen and William J. Schmidt},
  year={2014}
}
Hardware-assisted garbage collection combines the potential of high average-case allocation rates and memory bandwidth with fast worst-case allocation, fetch, and store times. This paper describes an architecture that allows memory fetch and store operations to execute, on the average, nearly as fast as traditional memory. Support for caching garbage-collected memory cells and a protocol designed to minimize communication between the CPU's cache and memory allow the system to deliver very high… CONTINUE READING
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