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A Methodology for the Performance Modelling of Distributed Cache Coherent Multiprocessors

A. J. Field, Peter G. Harrison

Book Chapter
The State-of-the-art in Performance Modeling and Simulation
Issue 4
pp.55–92
1998
Gordon and Breach
ISBN 90-5699-569-3
Abstract

In this chapter we present a general method for developing of performance models of shared-memory computer systems. These machines comprise a number of architecturally identical processing nodes whose activities are coordinated via a single global shared memory system. Each node has the ability to cache a part of the shared memory in separate high-speed stores local to each processor and the role of the coherency protocol is to ensure that each processor's view of the shared memory is the same at every instant.

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