Chapter 2

Understanding Application Contentiousness and Sensitivity on Modern Multicores

Jason Mars and Lingjia Tang,      Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, 2260 Hayward Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2121, USA

Abstract

Runtime systems to mitigate memory resource contention problems on multicore processors have recently attracted much research attention. One critical component of these runtimes is the indicators to rank and classify applications based on their contention characteristics. However, although there has been significant research effort, application contention characteristics remain not well understood and indicators have not been thoroughly evaluated.

In this chapter, we performed a thorough ...

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