This research is to design an effective hybrid main memory structure for graph processing applications, because it is quite expensive to use only high-speed DRAM for such applications. Thus, we propose a DRAM-PCM hybrid main memory structure to reduce the cost and energy consumption and design regression prefetch scheme to cope with irregular access patterns in large graph processing workloads. In addition, the prefetch includes preprocessing algorithm to maximize prefetching performance. Our experimental evaluation shows a performance improvement of 36 percent over a conventional DRAM model, 15 percent over existing prefetch models such as GHB/PC, SMS, and AMPM, and 6 percent over the latest model.
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