Smart Cache

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Smart Cache is a level 2 or level 3 caching method for multiple-execution cores, invented by Intel.

Smart Cache shares the actual cache memory among cores; both CPU cores and integrated GPU are sharing the same cache. In comparison to a dedicated per-core cache, the overall cache miss rate decreases in times where not all cores need equally much of the cache space. Consequently, a single core can use the full level 2 cache or level 3 cache, if the other cores are inactive.[1] Furthermore, the shared cache makes it faster to share memory among different execution cores.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Intel Smart Cache: Demo". Intel. Retrieved 2012-01-26. 
  2. ^ "Inside Intel Core Microarchitecture and Smart Memory Access" (PDF (183KiB)). Intel. 2006. p. 5. Retrieved 2012-01-26.