Modeling the Run-time Behavior of Transactional Memory

Zhengyu He, Bo Hong
2010 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems  
In this paper, we develop a queuing theory based analytical model to evaluate the performance of transactional memory. Based on the statistical characteristics observed on actual experiments, we model each transaction as a client requesting services from the computing system. Continuous time Markov chain is used to describe the start and completion (commit or abort) of the transactions. We analyze the mean transaction execution time to evaluate the performance of target transactional memory
more » ... ems. Experimental results based on STAMP benchmarks show that our model can predict the performance of real transactional memory systems with an average error rate of 7.9%.
doi:10.1109/mascots.2010.39 dblp:conf/mascots/HeH10 fatcat:j7hybpca4feulgyqsxyahsrg5e