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dc.contributor.advisorFouts, Douglas J.
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Robert W.
dc.dateJune 1995
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-29T22:50:50Z
dc.date.available2013-04-29T22:50:50Z
dc.date.issued1995-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/31469
dc.description.abstractEfforts to speed up the memory hierarchy have failed to keep up with the rapid increase in microprocessor performance. The use of first-level and second-level caches has become common in an effort to minimize this speed discrepancy. One potential method to overcome the speed problem while using much less hardware than a second-level cache, is the predictive read cache. This thesis continues previous efforts in designing and optimizing the predictive read cache. It develops a method to simulate the performance of a memory hierarchy containing a predictive read cache and uses these simulations to determine the most effective architecture of the cache. Using trace data from an Intel 486 processor running the SPEC benchmarks, the simulations demonstrate that a small predictive read cache can give a performance improvement equivalent to a much larger second-level cache. This makes the predictive read cache ideal for systems that are power or chip area limited.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/simulationndnaly1094531469
dc.format.extent43 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleSimulation and analysis of predictive read cache performanceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering
dc.description.funderNAen_US
dc.description.recognitionNAen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Navy (U.S.N.) author.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Electrical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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