Technical Report 2010-019

StatCC: Design and Evaluation

David Eklöv, David Black-Schaffer, and Erik Hagersten

June 2010

This work presents StatCC, a simple and efficient model for estimating the shared cache miss ratios of co-scheduled applications on architectures with a hierarchy of private and shared caches. StatCC leverages the StatStack cache model to estimate the co-scheduled applications' cache miss ratios from their individual memory reuse distance distributions, and a simple performance model that estimates their CPIs based on the shared cache miss ratios. These methods are combined into a system of equations that explicitly models the CPIs in terms of the shared miss ratios and can be solved to determine both. The result is a fast algorithm with a 2% error across the SPEC CPU2006 benchmark suite compared to a simulated in-order processor and a hierarchy of private and shared caches.

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