Queue Locks on Cache Coherent Multiprocessors

@inproceedings{Magnusson1994QueueLO,
  title={Queue Locks on Cache Coherent Multiprocessors},
  author={Peter S. Magnusson and Anders Landin and Erik Hagersten},
  booktitle={IPPS},
  year={1994}
}
Large-scale shared-memory multiprocessors typically have long latencies for remote data accesses. A key issue for execution performance of many common applications is the synchronization cost. The communication scalability of synchronization has been improved by the introduction of queue-based spin-locks instead of Test&(Test&Set). For architectures with long access latencies for global data, attention should also be paid to the number of global accesses that are involved in synchronization. We… CONTINUE READING
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