Computer Sciences Dept.

Cache Considerations for Programmers of Multiprocessors

Mark D Hill and James R Larus

Although caches in computers are invisible to programmers, the significantly affect programsí performance. This is particularly true for multiprocessors. This paper presents results from recent computer architecture research about the performance of parallel programs and discuss their implications for programmers who may know little or nothing about caches.

Download this report (PDF)

Return to tech report index

Computer Science | UW Home