SPAA 2014 : Persistent Unfairness Arising From Cache Residency Imbalance
By Dave on Apr 30, 2014
Persistent Unfairness Arising From Cache Residency Imbalance by Dave Dice, Virendra J. Marathe and Nir Shavit will appear in SPAA 2014.
This is the Matthew Effect for caches.
The description of the methodology is necessarily terse in the paper, but we took pains to measure and minimize DRAM channel imbalance and to control for DRAM bank/page locality.
An interesting related paper is Efficient techniques for predicting cache sharing and throughput by Andreas Sandberg, David Black-Schaffer and Erik Hagersten (Uppsala).