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Title: Generation-based memory synchronization in a multiprocessor system with weakly consistent memory accesses

In a multiprocessor system, a central memory synchronization module coordinates memory synchronization requests responsive to memory access requests in flight, a generation counter, and a reclaim pointer. The central module communicates via point-to-point communication. The module includes a global OR reduce tree for each memory access requesting device, for detecting memory access requests in flight. An interface unit is implemented associated with each processor requesting synchronization. The interface unit includes multiple generation completion detectors. The generation count and reclaim pointer do not pass one another.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1375213
Assignee:
GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. OSTI
Patent Number(s):
9,733,831
Application Number:
14/320,841
Contract Number:
B554331
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Jul 01
Research Org:
GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC. Grand Cayman, KY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

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