Day 10-13 - o Adapting program to characteristics of memory...

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Harsh Reality Memory Matters Memory is not unbounded o It must be allocated and managed o Many applications are memory dominated Especially those based on complex, graph algorithms Memory referencing bugs especially pernicious o Effects are distant in both time and space Memory performance is not uniform o Cache and virtual memory effects can greatly affect program performance
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Unformatted text preview: o Adapting program to characteristics of memory system can lead to major speed improvements • Dynamic Memory Allocation o Allocation In both cases the memory allocator provides an abstraction of memory as asset of blocks Doles out free memory blocks to applications •...
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course ENGINEERIN 131 taught by Professor Cytron during the Spring '11 term at Washington University in St. Louis.

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