As energy consumption of cache memories increases, an energy-efficient cache management mechanism is required. While a dynamic cache resizing mechanism is one promising approach to the energy reduction of microprocessors, one problem is that its effect is limited by the existence of dead-on-fill blocks, which are not used until their evictions from the cache memory. To solve this problem, this paper proposes a cache management policy named FLEXII, which can reduce the number of deadon-fill blocks and help dynamic cache resizing mechanisms further reduce the energy consumption of the cache memories.
- Dynamic cache resizing
- Energy consumption
- Insertion policy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering