In §3.3, the authors state:
When multiple threads make simultaneous requests for memory, the requests will always be satisfied from different superblocks, avoiding actively induced false sharing.
Why will simultaneous requests for memory from multiple threads always be satisfied from different superblocks?
Will simultaneous requests for memory from multiple threads ever contend for a synchronized resource? If so, why? If not, why not?
Under what circumstances, if any, can Hoard actively induce false sharing?
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