Trace Driven Simulation of Cache Memories [thesis]

Sridhar Adina
This thesis evaluates an innovative cache design called, prime-mapped cache. The performance analysis on various application s and programs shows that the primemapped cache performs better than the conventional cache organizations. The performance gain will increase with the increase of the speed gap between processors and memories. The exact cache behavior of numerical applications namely: matrix multiplication and SPEC benchmarks is st udied by varying the cache parameters such as cachesize,
more » ... such as cachesize, linesize and associativity. Traces are collected from these programs and miss ratios for instructions and data accesses are compared. Based on the experimental results and depending on t he algorithm used, the miss ratios of the prime-mapped cache are found to be 50 to 100% less than for conventional caches. Depending upon the speed difference between processors and memories, with the prime-mapped cache these algorithms can run 30% to 2 times faster than they do on conventional caches.
doi:10.23860/thesis-adina-sridhar-1993 fatcat:utswmj5rqjh47dzmojdcokatf4