When caches aren't enough: Data prefetching techniques

Steven P. VanderWiel, David J Lilja

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With data prefetching, memory systems call data into the cache before the processor needs it, thereby reducing memory-access latency. Using the most suitable techniques is critical to maximizing data prefetching's effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages8
Specialist publicationComputer
StatePublished - 1997

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Funding Information:
This work was supported in part by the US Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca under Contract No. DABT63-95-C-0127 and ARPA Order No. D 346r. VanderWiel’s work was supported in part by an IBM Graduate Fellowship.


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