Mechanisms and interfaces for software-extended coherent shared memory

  title={Mechanisms and interfaces for software-extended coherent shared memory},
  author={David Chaiken},
Software-extended systems use a combination of hardware and software to implement shared memory on large-scale multiprocessors. Hardware mechanisms accelerate common-case accesses, while software handles exceptional events. In order to provide fast memory access, this design strategy requires appropriate hardware mechanisms including caches, location-independent addressing, limited directories, processor access to the network, and a memory-system interrupt. Software-extended systems benefit… CONTINUE READING


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