Quantitative Characterization of Memory Contention

  title={Quantitative Characterization of Memory Contention},
  author={David Eklov and Nikos Nikoleris and David Black-Schaffer and Erik Hagersten},
On multicore processors, co-executing applications compete for shared resources, such as cache capacity and memory bandwidth. This leads to suboptimal resource allocation and can cause substantial performance loss, which makes it important to effectively manage these shared resources. This, however, requires insights into how the applications are impacted by such resource sharing. While there are several methods to analyze the performance impact of cache contention, less attention has been paid… CONTINUE READING