Space efficient parallel buddy memory management Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • 1992 IEEE. Shared memory multiprocessor systems need efficient dynamic storage allocators, both for system purposes and to support parallel programs. Memory managers are often based on the buddy system, which provides fast allocation and release. Previous parallel buddy memory managers made no attempt to coordinate the allocation, splitting and release of blocks, and as a result needlessly fragment memory. We a present fast, and simple parallel buddy memory manager that is also as space efficient as a serial buddy memory manager. We test our algorithms using memory allocation/deallocation traces collected from a parallel sparse matrix algorithm.

name of conference

  • Proceedings ICCI `92: Fourth International Conference on Computing and Information

published proceedings

  • Proceedings ICCI `92: Fourth International Conference on Computing and Information

author list (cited authors)

  • Johnson, T., & Davis, T.

complete list of authors

  • Johnson, T||Davis, T

publication date

  • January 1, 1992 11:11 AM