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.
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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.