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METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING MEMORY PREFETCHING

United States Patent Application

20170293560
A1
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A method and apparatus for performing memory prefetching includes determining whether to initiate prefetching. Upon a determination to initiate prefetching, a first memory row is determined as a suitable prefetch candidate, and it is determined whether a particular set of one or more cachelines of the first memory row is to be prefetched.
Eckert, Yasuko (Bellevue, WA), Jayasena, Nuwan (Sunnyvale, CA), Panda, Reena (Austin, TX), Kayiran, Onur (Sunnyvale, CA), Boyer, Michael W. (Bellevue, WA)
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (Sunnyvale CA)
15/ 268,953
September 19, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] This invention was made with government support under Prime Contract Number DE-AC52-07NA27344, Subcontract Number B609201 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.