Investigating Cache Parameters of x86 Family Processors
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- Babka V., Tůma P. (2009) Investigating Cache Parameters of x86 Family Processors. In: Kaeli D., Sachs K. (eds) Computer Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking. SBW 2009. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5419. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
The excellent performance of the contemporary x86 processors is partially due to the complexity of their memory architecture, which therefore plays a role in performance engineering efforts. Unfortunately, the detailed parameters of the memory architecture are often not easily available, which makes it difficult to design experiments and evaluate results when the memory architecture is involved. To remedy this lack of information, we present experiments that investigate detailed parameters of the memory architecture, focusing on such information that is typically not available elsewhere.
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