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Homework Help: Memory Investigation

  1. Jun 3, 2012 #1
    Hi guys,

    I've been given the code below and asked to explain the data shown in the attached chart. Any ideas? The data shows periodicity, what could explain it? I know it has to do with memory.

    Code (Text):

    #include <iostream>
    #include <fstream>
    #include <ctime>
    #include <stdlib.h>
    #include <math.h>
    #include <windows.h>
    #include <memory.h>

    static LARGE_INTEGER liStart;
    static LARGE_INTEGER liStop;

    using namespace std;

    int main(){
        int n = 10000000;
        int k = 0;
        ofstream outFile ("out.txt");
        for (int stepSize = 0; stepSize < 100000; stepSize += 128){
            int * a = new int[n];
            int x = 0;
            for (int i = 0; i < n; i += 4096){
                x += a[i+32];
            for (int i = 0; i < 100; i++){
                x += a[i * stepSize];
            outFile << stepSize << '\t' << liStop.QuadPart - liStart.QuadPart<<endl;;
            delete [] a;



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