Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

SPUR Memory System Architecture

David A. Wood, Susan J. Eggers and Garth A. Gibson

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/CSD-88-394
January 1988

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1988/CSD-88-394.pdf

This document describes the memory system architecture of the SPUR workstation. SPUR is a bus-based multiprocessor, with caches to reduce each processor's bandwidth requirement. A hardware cache coherency protocol maintains a consistent image of memory across all the caches. A novel address translation scheme eliminates the need for translation buffers.

This document is intended as a reference for system and diagnostic programmers. It describes the cache coherency protocol, address translation algorithm, and exception handling mechanisms in detail.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Wood:CSD-88-394,
    Author = {Wood, David A. and Eggers, Susan J. and Gibson, Garth A.},
    Title = {SPUR Memory System Architecture},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {1988},
    Month = {Jan},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1988/5856.html},
    Number = {UCB/CSD-88-394},
    Abstract = {This document describes the memory system architecture of the SPUR workstation. SPUR is a bus-based multiprocessor, with caches to reduce each processor's bandwidth requirement. A hardware cache coherency protocol maintains a consistent image of memory across all the caches. A novel address translation scheme eliminates the need for translation buffers. <p>This document is intended as a reference for system and diagnostic programmers. It describes the cache coherency protocol, address translation algorithm, and exception handling mechanisms in detail.}
}

EndNote citation:

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%A Wood, David A.
%A Eggers, Susan J.
%A Gibson, Garth A.
%T SPUR Memory System Architecture
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 1988
%@ UCB/CSD-88-394
%U http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/1988/5856.html
%F Wood:CSD-88-394