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Enhancing IA64 memory management


Alan Au and Gernot Heiser

    School of Computer Science and Engineering
    Sydney 2052, Australia


IA-64 is Intel Corporation's recently released 64-bit architecture. It includes features such as data/control speculation, instruction predication and a large number of parallel resources. Also included is a novel memory management unit that allows orthogonal translation and protection mechanisms to be used. This flexibility opens up opportunities for improved memory management techniques. This paper presents our enhancements to IA-64 Linux memory management with focus on improving effective TLB coverage.

BibTeX Entry

    address          = {Sydney, Australia},
    author           = {Alan Au and Gernot Heiser},
    booktitle        = {2nd},
    month            = jan,
    note             = {Available from publications page at \url{}},
    paperurl         = {},
    title            = {Enhancing {IA64} Memory Management},
    year             = {2001}