Improving Cache Performance by Eliminating Transfers of Dead Data

  • Edward W. Felten Eric J. Koldinger Raj Vaswani John Zahorjan
  • Published 2013
Traditional main memory caches provide semantics that deal with memory locations rather than the data they contain. By considering the cache as a repository of data, rather than locations, it is possible to eliminate transfers associated with dead data, data that is guaranteed not to be referenced again. The transfers eliminated correspond to fetches of… CONTINUE READING