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ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS), Volume 14 Issue 4, Nov. 1996

Implementation and performance of integrated application-controlled file caching, prefetching, and disk scheduling
Pei Cao, Edward W. Felten, Anna R. Karlin, Kai Li
Pages: 311-343
DOI: 10.1145/235543.235544
As the performance gap between disks and micropocessors continues to increase, effective utilization of the file cache becomes increasingly immportant. Application-controlled file caching and prefetching can apply application-specific knowledge...

Analysis of benchmark characteristics and benchmark performance prediction
Rafael H. Saavedra, Alan J. Smith
Pages: 344-384
DOI: 10.1145/235543.235545
Standard benchmarking provides to run-times for given programs on given machines, but fails to provide insight as to why those results were obtained (either in terms of machine or program characteristics) and fails to provide run-times for that...

Diffracting trees
Nir Shavit, Asaph Zemach
Pages: 385-428
DOI: 10.1145/235543.235546
Shared counters are among the most basic coordination structures in multiprocessor conputation, with applications ranging from barrier synchronization to concurrent-data-structure design. This article introduces diffracting trees, novel data...

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Pages: 429-430
DOI: 10.1145/235543.237494