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Shared memory consistency models: a tutorial

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2 Author(s)
Adve, S.V. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Rice Univ., Houston, TX, USA ; Gharachorloo, K.

The memory consistency model of a system affects performance, programmability, and portability. We aim to describe memory consistency models in a way that most computer professionals would understand. This is important if the performance-enhancing features being incorporated by system designers are to be correctly and widely used by programmers. Our focus is consistency models proposed for hardware-based shared memory systems. Most of these models emphasize the system optimizations they support, and we retain this system-centric emphasis. We also describe an alternative, programmer-centric view of relaxed consistency models that describes them in terms of program behavior, not system optimizations

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Computer  (Volume:29 ,  Issue: 12 )