A Cache Architecture for Counting Bloom Filters: Theory and Application

Within packet processing systems, lengthy memory accesses greatly reduce performance. To overcome this limitation, network processors utilize many different techniques, for example, utilizing multilevel memory hierarchies, special hardware architectures, and hardware threading. In this paper, the authors introduce multi-level memory architecture for counting Bloom filters. Based on the probabilities of incrementing of the counters in the counting Bloom filter, a multi-level cache architecture called the Cached Counting Bloom Filter (CCBF) is presented, where each cache level stores the items with the same counters.

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