Algorithms for Memory Hierarchies: Advanced Lectures 2003rd Edition

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Ulrich Meyer, Peter Sanders, Jop Sibeyn

Year 2003
Pages 429
Publisher Springer
Language en
ISBN 9783540008835
File Size 2.86 MB
File Format PDF
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Algorithms that have to process large data sets have to take into account that the cost of memory access depends on where the data is stored. Traditional algorithm design is based on the von Neumann model where accesses to memory have uniform cost. Actual machines increasingly deviate from this model: while waiting for memory access, nowadays, microprocessors can in principle execute 1000 additions of registers; for hard disk access this factor can reach six orders of magnitude. The 16 coherent chapters in this monograph-like tutorial book introduce and survey algorithmic techniques used to achieve high performance on memory hierarchies; emphasis is placed on methods interesting from a theoretical as well as important from a practical point of view.