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Competitive prefetching and buffer management for parallel I/O systems
In this thesis we study prefetching and buffer management algorithms for parallel I/O systems. Two models of lookahead, global and local, which give limited information regarding future accesses are introduced. Two ...
Fine-grain producer-initiated communication in cache-coherent multiprocessors
Shared-memory multiprocessors are becoming increasingly popular as a high-performance, easy to program, and relatively inexpensive choice for parallel computation. However, the performance of shared-memory multiprocessors ...
Memory architecture in multi-channel optically interconnected distributed shared memory multiprocessor systems
Multi-channel optical networks, although common in telecommunication applications, have only recently found application in computer systems. Multi-channel optical networks offer the potential for high performance interconnects ...
The impact of instruction-level parallelism on multiprocessor performance and simulation methodology
Current microprocessors exploit high levels of instruction-level parallelism (ILP). This thesis presents the first detailed analysis of the impact of such processors on shared-memory multiprocessors. We find that ILP ...