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Semiconductor Engineering: The High But Often Unnecessary Cost Of Coherence

Michael Frank, Fellow and System Architect at Arteris IP is quoted in this new with Semiconductor Engineering article:

The High But Often Unnecessary Cost Of Coherence

December 22nd, 2021 - By Brian Bailey

semiengineering-logo-2020Cache coherency is expensive and provides little or negative benefit for some tasks. So why is it still used so frequently?


“Coherence is a contract between agents that says, ‘I promise you that I will always provide the latest data to you,'” says Michael Frank, fellow and system architect at Arteris IP. “It is mostly important when you have a lot of people sharing the same data set. Coherence between equal peers is very important and will not go away.”

To read the entire article on SemiEngineering, please click here:https://semiengineering.com/the-high-but-often-unnecessary-cost-of-coherence/

 

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