The Review of Cache Partitioning in Multi-Core Processor
With the development of microelectronics technology, Chip Multi-Processor (CMP) or multi-core design has become a mainstream choice for major microprocessor vendors. But in a chip-multiprocessor with a shared cache structure , the competing accesses from different applications degrade the system performance , resulting in non-optimal performance and non-predicting executing time. Cache partitioning techniques can exclusively partition the shared cache among multiple competing applications. In this paper, we first introduce the problems caused by Cache pollution in multicore processor structure; then present the different methods of Cache partitioning in multicore processor structure¬ －－categorizing them based on the different metrics. And finally, we discuss some possible directions for future research in the area.
S. Li et al., "The Review of Cache Partitioning in Multi-Core Processor ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 439-440, pp. 1223-1229, 2010