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Design for Improved Cache Performance Via Overlapping of Cache Miss Sequences

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000045735D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Driscoll, G Hoevel, LW Puzak, TR Shedletsky, J [+details]

Abstract

This article describes an apparatus and method which exploit potential overlap between processor activity and cache miss sequences and potential overlap between cache miss sequences themselves, thereby improving the performance of any pipelined central processing unit which uses a cache.