DAIS: An Object-Addressed Processor Cache

Russell, Gordon, Shaw, Paul and Cockshott, W Paul (1994) DAIS: An Object-Addressed Processor Cache. In: Persistent Object Systems: Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Persistent Object Systems. Workshops in Computing . Springer-Verlag, pp. 374-386. ISBN 978-3-540-19912-0

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DAIS is a proposed processor incorporating hardware-based object addressing. By providing only the very minimum of support for objects, it allows efficient access via a novel caching system. Object addressing is supported at the instruction level, with virtually the same performance as a processor using virtual addressing. This paper begins with a justification of the method by which objects are accessed in the DAIS design, and then goes on to describe the hardware caching mechanisms to efficiently support it. Finally, some analysis of benchmarks is given, and dynamic program traces are used to show the performance of the caching scheme.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 978-3-540-19912-0
Electronic ISBN: 978-1-4471-2122-0
Additional Information: Paper presented at the Sixth International Workshop on Persistent Object Systems, Tarascon, Provence, France, 5–9 September 1994
Uncontrolled Keywords: DAIS; novel caching system; object addressing; hardware caching mechanisms; dynamic program traces;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3182
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2010 10:58
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 12:30

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