Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

TLB For Free: In-Cache Address Translation For A Multiprocessor Workstation

Scott Allen Ritchie

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-85-233
May 1985

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1985/CSD-85-233.pdf

In the design of SPUR, a high-performance multiprocessor workstation, the need for large "snooping" caches suggests a new approach to virtual address translation. By performing this translation in each processor's virtual cache, the need for separate translation lookaside buffers is eliminated. Trace-driven simulations show that normal cache behavior is only minimally effected, and that unless an extremely large and complex TLB were built, using a separate device would actually reduce system performance.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Ritchie:CSD-85-233,
    Author = {Ritchie, Scott Allen},
    Title = {TLB For Free: In-Cache Address Translation For A Multiprocessor Workstation},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {1985},
    Month = {May},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1985/5936.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-85-233},
    Abstract = {In the design of SPUR, a high-performance multiprocessor workstation, the need for large "snooping" caches suggests a new approach to virtual address translation. By performing this translation in each processor's virtual cache, the need for separate translation lookaside buffers is eliminated. Trace-driven simulations show that normal cache behavior is only minimally effected, and that unless an extremely large and complex TLB were built, using a separate device would actually reduce system performance.}
}

EndNote citation:

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%A Ritchie, Scott Allen
%T TLB For Free: In-Cache Address Translation For A Multiprocessor Workstation
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 1985
%@ UCB/CSD-85-233
%U http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1985/5936.html
%F Ritchie:CSD-85-233