A selective compressed memory system by on-line data decompressing

Jang Soo Lee, Won Kee Hong, Shin Dug Kim

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Abstract

The article proposes a selective compressed memory system (SCMS) focusing on a compressed cache architecture, in which only data blocks with good compression efficiency are compressed selectively and all compressed blocks are stored in a fixed memory space. The selective compression technique can reduce decompression overhead caused by online data decompression and also the fixed memory space allocation allows efficient management of the compressed blocks. The results from a trace driven simulation show that the SCMS approach can provide around a 35% decrease in the on-chip cache miss ratio as well as a 53% decrease in the data traffic over conventional memory systems. Furthermore, a large amount of the decompression overhead can be reduced, and thus the average memory access time can also be reduced by a maximum 20% against conventional memory systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 25th EUROMICRO Conference on Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationTheory and Practice for the New Millennium, EUROMICRO 1999
Pages224-227
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Event25th EUROMICRO Conference on Informatics: Theory and Practice for the New Millennium, EUROMICRO 1999 - Milan, Italy
Duration: 1999 Sep 81999 Sep 10

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings of the EUROMICRO
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1089-6503

Other

Other25th EUROMICRO Conference on Informatics: Theory and Practice for the New Millennium, EUROMICRO 1999
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityMilan
Period99/9/899/9/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture

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