Economic Utility Theory for Memory Management Optimization

Singer, Jeremy and Jones, Richard E. (2011) Economic Utility Theory for Memory Management Optimization. In: Proceedings of the workshop on Implementation, Compilation, Optimization of Object-Oriented Languages and Programming Systems. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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In this position paper, we examine how economic theory can be applied to memory management. We observe the correspondence between the economic notion of a consumer and an instance of a virtual machine running a single program in an isolated heap. Economic resource consumption corresponds to the virtual machine requesting and receiving increased amounts of heap memory from the underlying operating system. As more memory is allocated to a virtual machine's heap, there is additional benefit (cf. economic utility) from the extra resource. We also discuss production and cost functions, which might assist in efficient memory allocation between multiple virtual machines that are competing for a fixed amount of shared system memory.

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Uncontrolled keywords: determinacy analysis, Craig interpolants
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Programming Languages and Systems Group
Depositing User: Richard Jones
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2012 09:49
Last Modified: 27 May 2014 13:55
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