On the Performance of Interleaved Memories with Multiple-Word Band-Widths

  1. Lookup NU author(s)
Author(s)Coffman EG, Burnett GJ, Snowdon RA
Series Editor(s)Cox NSM
Publication type Report
Series TitleComputing Laboratory Technical Report Series
Legacy DateMay 1970
Report Number9
Full text is available for this publication:
Past studies of the performance of interleaved memory systems are extended in this paper by adopting a more general model. The model assumes a system of N memory modules each of which is made up of b sub-modules, modulo N.B.. For increased effective memory bandwidth a so-called conflict buffer of size L + 1 is assumed to exist for storing address conflicts. A Mark model for memory addressing sequences is then devised and discussed. Analytical results are derived for the mean number of sub-modules accessed in equilibrium under saturated loading conditions, for arbitrary L, N = 2 and, b = 1. Similar results from a Monte Carlo simulation are displayed and discussed for a number of other choices for N and b.
InstitutionComputing Laboratory, The University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Place PublishedNewcastle upon Tyne
ActionsLink to this publication