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Unformatted text preview: of the memory mountain as a comprehensive characterization of the memory system in , and suggested the term “memory mountain” in later presentations of the work. Compiler researchers work to increase locality by automatically performing the kinds manual code transformations we discussed in Section 6.6 [13, 23, 42, 45, 51, 57, 85]. Carter and colleagues have proposed a cacheaware memory controller . Seward developed an open-source cache proﬁler, called cacheprof, that characterizes the miss behavior of C programs on an arbitrary simulated cache (www.cacheprof.org). 6.7. SUMMARY 339 There is a large body of literature on building and using disk storage. Many storage researchers look for ways to aggregate individual disks into larger, more robust, and more secure storage pools [11, 26, 27, 54, 86]. Others look for ways to use caches and locality to improve the performance of disk accesses [6, 12]. Systems such as Exokernel provide increased user-level control of disk and memory resources . Systems such as the Andrew File System [...
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