07010626 is referenced by 18 patents and cites 9 patents.

A method and an apparatus are provided for prefetching data from a system memory to a cache for a direct memory access (DMA) mechanism in a computer system. A DMA mechanism is set up for a processor. A load access pattern of the DMA mechanism is detected. At least one potential load of data is predicted based on the load access pattern. In response to the prediction, the data is prefetched from a system memory to a cache before a DMA command requests the data.

Title
DMA prefetch
Application Number
11/57454
Publication Number
7010626 (B2)
Application Date
February 14, 2005
Publication Date
March 7, 2006
Inventor
James Allan Kahle
Austin
TX, US
Agent
Diana R Gerhardt
CARR
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 13/28
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