Scalable Shared Memory Multiprocessors: Proceedings

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Michel Dubois, S. S. Thakkar
Springer Science & Business Media, 1992 - Computers - 329 pages
The workshop on Scalable Shared Memory Multiprocessors took place on May 26 and 27 1990 at the Stouffer Madison Hotel in Seattle, Washington as a prelude to the 1990 International Symposium on Computer Architecture. About 100 participants listened for two days to the presentations of 22 invited The motivation for this workshop was to speakers, from academia and industry. promote the free exchange of ideas among researchers working on shared-memory multiprocessor architectures. There was ample opportunity to argue with speakers, and certainly participants did not refrain a bit from doing so. Clearly, the problem of scalability in shared-memory multiprocessors is still a wide-open question. We were even unable to agree on a definition of "scalability". Authors had more than six months to prepare their manuscript, and therefore the papers included in this proceedings are refinements of the speakers' presentations, based on the criticisms received at the workshop. As a result, 17 authors contributed to these proceedings. We wish to thank them for their diligence and care. The contributions in these proceedings can be partitioned into four categories 1. Access Order and Synchronization 2. Performance 3. Cache Protocols and Architectures 4. Distributed Shared Memory Particular topics on which new ideas and results are presented in these proceedings include: efficient schemes for combining networks, formal specification of shared memory models, correctness of trace-driven simulations,synchronization, various coherence protocols, .
 

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Contents

Combining Windows The Key to Managing MIMD Combining Trees
1
Formal Specification of Memory Models
25
An Example of Correct Global Trace Generation
43
Locks Directories and Weak Coherence a Recipe for Scalable Shared Memory Architectures
59
WHAT IS SCALABILITY?
89
Measuring Process Migration Effects Using an MP Simulator
97
Design and Analysis of a Scalable Sharedmemory System with Support for Burst Traffic
131
Scalable Cache Coherence Analysis for Shared Memory Multiprocessors
153
Multiprocessor Consistency and Synchronization Through Transient Cache States
193
DELAYED CONSISTENCY
207
The SCI Cache Coherence Protocol
219
A LargeScale DistributedMemory Multiprocessor
239
Scalability Issues of Shared virtual Memory for Multicomputers
263
Toward LargeScale Shared Memory Multiprocessing
281
Localarea Memory in PLUS
301
A Dynamic Memory Management Scheme for Shared Memory Multiprocessors
313

Reducing Memory and Traffic Requirements for Scalable DirectoryBased Cache Coherence Schemes
167

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