Combining data prefetching with non-blocking loads to alleviate cache pollution effects

Jin H. Lee, Myong Soon Park

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Data prefetching is a useful approach for reduction of memory access stalls in many scientific applications. However, it suffers from cache pollution severly in some applications. In this paper, we study the effectiveness of combining data prefetching with non-blocking loads on cache pollution and explain why it shows good result in our simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)681-685
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Systems Architecture
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Mar 1



  • Cache memory
  • Cache pollution
  • Data prefetching
  • Non-blocking loads

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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