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Author Mitra, Debasis
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1974
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract A class of demand paging algorithms for some two-level memory hierarchies is analyzed. The typical memory hierarchy is comprised of the core and a backing device. A distance matrix characterizes the properties of the latter device. The sequence of address references directed to the hierarchy by the CPU and channels is modeled as a Markov process. A compact expression for the mean time required to satisfy the page demands is derived and this expression provides the basis for some optimization problems concerning partitionings and rearrangements of pages in the backing device. In connection with these problems, a class of random processes is defined in terms of an ordering property of a joint probability matrix which is central to memory hierarchies. Three results are given on the ordering property, its relation specifically to partitionings inherent in hierarchies and the problem of optimal rearrangements. Finally, for such a class of ordered processes, certain results due to the author are specialized to yield the solution to the problem of optimal rearrangement of pages on an assembly of magnetic bubble loops.
ISSN 00045411
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1974-01-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 1557735X
Journal Journal of the ACM (JACM)
Volume Number 21
Issue Number 1
Page Count 12
Starting Page 54
Ending Page 65

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Source: ACM Digital Library