Adaptive Dynamic Memory Allocators by Estimating Application Workloads

Provided by: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
Modern applications are becoming more complex and dynamic and try to efficiently utilize the amount of available resources on the computing platforms. Efficient memory utilization is a key challenge for application developers, especially since memory is a scarce resource and often becomes systems bottleneck. Thus, the developers can resort to dynamic memory management, i.e., dynamic memory allocation and de-allocation, to efficiently utilize the memory resources. A high-performance adaptive memory allocator is presented in this paper. A memory allocator helps applications to manage more efficiently the memory space that operating systems bestow to them.

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