Scalable Shared Memory Multiprocessors

  • Michel Dubois
  • Shreekant Thakkar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Access Order and Synchronization

    1. Philip Bitar
      Pages 1-23
    2. Pradeep S. Sindhu, Jean-Marc Frailong, Michel Cekleov
      Pages 25-41
    3. Mark A. Holliday, Carla S. Ellis
      Pages 43-57
  3. Performance

    1. Mark D. Hill
      Pages 89-96
    2. Andrew Ladd, Trevor Mudge, Oyekunle Olukotun
      Pages 97-129
    3. Elana D. Granston, Stephen W. Turner, Alexander V. Veidenbaum
      Pages 131-151
  4. Cache Protocols and Architectures

    1. Erik Hagersten, Anders Landin, Seif Haridi
      Pages 193-205
    2. Michel Dubois
      Pages 207-218
    3. Stein Gjessing, David B. Gustavson, James R. Goodman, David V. James, Ernst H. Kristiansen
      Pages 219-237
    4. Anant Agarwal, David Chaiken, Kirk Johnson, David Kranz, John Kubiatowicz, Kiyoshi Kurihara et al.
      Pages 239-261
  5. Distributed Shared Memory

    1. John K. Bennett, John B. Carter, Willy Zwaenepoel
      Pages 281-300
    2. R. Bisiani, M. Ravishankar
      Pages 301-311
    3. Tam M. Nguyen, Vason P. Srini
      Pages 313-329

About this book


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, .


Access Area Partition Scala Windows architectures computer computer architecture design management networks presentation processor requirements shared memory

Editors and affiliations

  • Michel Dubois
    • 1
  • Shreekant Thakkar
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Southern CaliforniaUSA
  2. 2.Sequent Computer SystemsUSA

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  • Copyright Information by Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6601-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-3604-8
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