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Measuring & Improving Cache Performance. measurement and analysis of cache performance look at two different techniques for improving cache performance: adding associativity to the cache to reduce the miss rate Use of multi-level caches to reduce the miss penalty.

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Measuring improving cache performance

Measuring & Improving Cache Performance

  • measurement and analysis of cache performance

  • look at two different techniques for improving cache performance:

    • adding associativity to the cache to reduce the miss rate

    • Use of multi-level caches to reduce the miss penalty


Measuring improving cache performance

assume write buffer stalls are insignificant and that read and write penalities are the same


Reducing cache misses by more flexible placement of blocks

Reducing Cache misses by more flexible placement of blocks

  • Fully asscoative caches allow blocks to be placed anywhere in the cache

    • Have to search every tag field for every memory access

  • Set associative cache allows blocks to be placed in a fixed number of locations in the cache

    • an n-way set associative cache allows a block to be placed in one of n locations in the cache


Measuring improving cache performance

  • All caches can be considered as being set associative

  • Increasing associatively tends to decrease the miss rate


Replacement strategies

Replacement Strategies


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