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dc.contributor.advisor Sarkar, Vivek
dc.creatorBhandari, Kumud
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-07T17:09:15Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-07T17:09:15Z
dc.date.created 2015-12
dc.date.issued 2015-10-21
dc.date.submitted December 2015
dc.identifier.citation Bhandari, Kumud. "Evaluating the programmability and scalability of memory hierarchies with read-only data blocks." (2015) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/87750.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/87750
dc.description.abstract This thesis evaluates the programmability and scalability of Fresh Breeze Memory (FBM), a unique memory hierarchy design with universally identifiable fixed-size read-only blocks. As a part of this work, we implemented an FBM emulator capable of emulating each level of the FBM hierarchy. Using the results obtained from this emulator, we show that systems with such a memory hierarchy can be programmed using task structured parallel programming languages such as Habanero Java (HJ), and can yield scalable cache performance. Our comparative study of the FBM and conventional memory architectures indicates that the FBM’s performance can scale out to many cores by avoiding the coherence bottleneck of conventional memory systems. Lastly, our results indicate that some data layouts that are known to perform well in conventional memory hierarchies also interact well with the FBM.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectFresh Breeze Architecture
tree-based memory
memory model
cache-coherence
read-only memory
write-once
dc.title Evaluating the programmability and scalability of memory hierarchies with read-only data blocks
dc.contributor.committeeMember Cooper, Keith
dc.contributor.committeeMember Simar, Ray
dc.date.updated 2016-01-07T17:09:15Z
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Computer Science
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science


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