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Energy-performance design space exploration in SMT architectures exploiting selective load value predictions

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Energy-performance design space exploration in SMT architectures exploiting selective load value predictions
—This paper presents a design space exploration of a selective load value prediction scheme suitable for energyaware Simultaneous Multi-Threaded (SMT) architectures. A load value predictor is an architectural enhancement which speculates over the results of a micro-processor load instruction to speedup the execution of the following instructions. The proposed architectural enhancement differs from a classic predictor due to an improved selection scheme that allows to activate the predictor only when a miss occurs in the first level of cache. We analyze the effectiveness of the selective predictor in terms of overall energy reduction and performance improvement. To this end, we show how the proposed predictor can produce benefits (in terms of overall cost) when the cache size of the SMT architecture is reduced and we compare it with a classic non-selective load value prediction scheme. The experimental results have been gathered with a state-of-the-art SMT simulator running the SPEC...
Arpad Gellert, Gianluca Palermo, Vittorio Zaccaria
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Authors Arpad Gellert, Gianluca Palermo, Vittorio Zaccaria, Adrian Florea, Lucian N. Vintan, Cristina Silvano
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