Parallel program behavioral study on a shared-memory multiprocessor

Hock Beng Lim, Pen Chung Yew

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The notion of program behavior is related to the execution of a program. There have been relatively few studies on the behavior of parallel programs executing on shared-memory multiprocessor systems. Yet the understanding of parallel program behavior is crucial to the design of parallel systems. The goal of our study is to analyze the memory reference behavior of large parallel scientific application programs executing on a shared-memory multiprocessor. Several important aspects of memory reference behavior are studied, such as the characteristics of the memory reference pattern, the degree of data sharing among processors, and the temporal and spatial locality of memory references. We discuss the impact of memory reference behavior on memory hierarchy design in shared-memory multiprocessors, and trace reduction techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICS 1991 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Supercomputing
EditorsEdward S. Davidson, Friedel Hossfield
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0897914341, 9780897914345
StatePublished - Jun 1 1991
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Supercomputing, ICS 1991 - Cologne, Germany
Duration: Jun 17 1991Jun 21 1991

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Supercomputing


Other5th International Conference on Supercomputing, ICS 1991

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