Hitting the memory wall: implications of the obvious

  title={Hitting the memory wall: implications of the obvious},
  author={William A. Wulf and Sally A. McKee},
  journal={SIGARCH Computer Architecture News},
Static cache analysis characterizes a program’s cache behavior by determining in a sound but approximate manner which memory accesses result in cache hits and which result in cache misses. Such information is valuable in optimizing compilers, worst-case execution time analysis, and side-channel attack quantification and mitigation. Cache analysis is usually performed as a combination of “must” and “may” abstract interpretations, classifying instructions as either “always hit”, “always miss”, or… CONTINUE READING
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