Unformatted text preview: r will be writing 16-byte entries while a non-merging buffer will be writing 8-byte entries. Therefore the merging write buffer will have 2x speedup over a non-merging buffer. 2.12c A system with a blocking cache will halt all transfers during a cache miss. This means the write 25 pts buffer is also stalled to allow the cache to use the buses. A non-blocking system will allow the write buffer to continue operating during a cache miss. Since it has more time available for writing it is possible that that having fewer entries...
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- Spring '12
- Computer Architecture, Power of two, bytes