Trends in High-Performance, Low-Power Cache Memory Architectures

Koji INOUE  Vasily G. MOSHNYAGA  Kazuaki MURAKAMI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E85-C   No.2   pp.304-314
Publication Date: 2002/02/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on High-Performance and Low-Power Microprocessors)
Category: High-Performance Technologies
Keyword: 
cache,  low power,  high performance,  microprocessor,  survey,  

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Summary: 
One of uncompromising requirements from portable computing is energy efficiency, because that affects directly the battery life. On the other hand, portable computing will target more demanding applications, for example moving pictures, so that higher performance is still required. Cache memories have been employed as one of the most important components of computer systems. In this paper, we briefly survey architectural techniques for high performance, low power cache memories.