NewsAugust 9, 2016
Coherence Protocol Patent Awarded
Sandhya Dwarkadas and former students, Arrvindh Shriraman (currently on the faculty at Simon Fraser) and Hongzhou Zhao (currently at NVidia), were issued US patent#9,411,733 on August 9th, 2016, for their invention "Sharing Pattern-Based Directory Coherence for Multicore Scalability (SPACE)".
SPACE leverages knowledge of common access behavior across application data to compress the coherence directory, thereby improving scalability. See http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=9411733.PN.&OS=PN/9411733&RS=PN/9411733 for further details.