Category: Computer Operating Systems Processors Software Storage

A fundamentally new approach to cache coherence has been released — the first in more than three decades. Whereas with existing techniques, the directory’s memory allotment increases in direct proportion to the number of cores, with the new approach, it increases according to the logarithm of the number of cores.

Source: First new cache-coherence mechanism in 30 years: More efficient memory-management scheme could help enable chips with thousands of cores

Posted: September 10, 2015 in Computer, Operating Systems, Processors, Software, Storage