April 9, 2014
Samira Khan, an ECE post-doctoral researcher, presented a paper at the 2014 International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA), during the Best Paper Session. Dr. Khan was lead author of “Improving Cache Performance by Exploiting Read-Write Disparity.” The paper introduces a new mechanism that takes into account the differences in the performance cost of read and write operations in processor caches. It shows that designing a cache that prioritizes cache blocks that serve the more critical read operations can significantly improve system performance.
Dr. Khan holds an appointment at Intel, and she is part of the ECE SAFARI research group at CMU that investigates novel computer architectures and memory/storage systems. The SAFARI group is led by ECE Professor Onur Mutlu, a co-author on Dr. Khan’s paper.