Departmental Papers (CIS)

Date of this Version

November 2003

Document Type

Journal Article


Copyright 2003 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE Micro, Volume 23, Issue 6, 2003, pages 108-116.

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At the time of publication, author Milo M.K. Martin was affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Currently, November 2006, he is a faculty member in the Department of Computing and Information Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.


Commercial workload and technology trends are pushing existing shared-memory multiprocessor coherence protocols in divergent directions. Token Coherence provides a framework for new coherence protocols that can reconcile these opposing trends.



Date Posted: 08 November 2006

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