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Every Walk’s A Hit: Making Page Walks Single-Access Cache Hits


As memory capacity has outstripped TLB coverage, large data applications suffer from frequent page table walks. We investigate two complementary techniques for addressing this cost: reducing the number of accesses required and reducing the latency of each access. The first approach is accomplished by opportunistically "flattening" the page table: merging two levels of traditional 4 KB p... » read more

PF-DRAM: A Precharge-Free DRAM Structure


Authors: Nezam Rohbani † (IPM); Sina Darabii § (Sharif); Hamid Sarbazi-Azad † i §(Sharif / IPM): † School of Computer Science, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Tehran, Iran § Department of Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran Abstract: "Although DRAM capacity and bandwidth have increased sharply by the advances in technology ... » read more