[gclist] Fractal nature of memory hierarchies

Henry G. Baker hbaker@netcom.com
Fri, 1 May 1998 21:51:49 -0700 (PDT)

I just came across an interesting paper while browsing the net:

"When Virtual Memory isn't Enough"

Clark D. Thomborson
CS Dept., U. of Auckland
November 14, 1996

http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~techrep/TR136/doc.ps or doc.ps.Z

This person isn't really a gc person, but he has done a lot of work
with very large numerical calculations, and has hassled the memory
management of a Postscript implementation which must be able to handle
huge multicolor images.

He comes up with a fractal model for the various parameters of a
memory system and how they scale, so that one can write 'portable'
programs that bang the various levels of the hierarchy pretty good.

Henry Baker
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