[parsec-users] PARSEC indeterminism and Prefetching

Muhammad abid Mughal mabidm_pieas at yahoo.com
Sun May 8 22:24:54 EDT 2011

hi guys,
           Hope you all doing good.I am working on data prefetching of  PARSEC 
applications.I calculated the opportunity i.e. Max. number of misses that can be 
removed from base system , for PARSEC  on my base system.Then i ran some 
experiments using enhanced system i.e. system having prefetcher 
 and found that number of misses removed were greater than Opportunity which is 
not possible.This is all happening because of indeterminism in PARSEC 
applications.I see that base system and enhanced one have different instruction 
counts.Running the same simulation multiple times(and getting average) with 
enhanced system is not feasible .Even then the average of misses(removed in 
enhanced system)  across multiple simulations of enhanced would not be less than 
Opportunity calculated using Base system(This is my guess because Opportunity is 
65% whereas enhanced system tells 84%.)

Hope to see response from someone.

Muhammad abid
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