Binding time in distributed shared memory architectures

Jinseok Kong, Kyung Ho Lee

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The paper revisits three distributed shared memory (DSM) architectures to clarify them with their binding times for new addresses at the local memory: page fault time, node miss time, and cache miss time. The DSM architectures which have different binding times arrange data in different ways with different overheads at an event of reference. Since a large number of cache misses can occur in a large (relative to the cache size) working set, binding at the page fault time alone cannot efficiently utilize locality of reference at the local memory. In a small working set, most of the addresses bound to the local memory at a node miss time are not effective due to the low cache miss rate. The paper shows that binding at the cache miss time can improve system performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 1998 International Conference on Parallel Processing, ICPP 1998
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages9
VolumePart F133941
ISBN (Electronic)0818686502
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event1998 International Conference on Parallel Processing, ICPP 1998 - Minneapolis, United States
Duration: 1998 Aug 101998 Aug 14


Other1998 International Conference on Parallel Processing, ICPP 1998
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • General Mathematics
  • Hardware and Architecture


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