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Leakage Energy Reduction in Value Predictors through Static Decay

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Leakage Energy Reduction in Value Predictors through Static Decay
As process technology advances toward deep submicron (below 90nm), static power becomes a new challenge to address for energy-efficient high performance processors, especially for large on-chip array structures such as caches and prediction tables. Value Prediction appeared as an effective way of increasing processor performance by overcoming data dependences, but at the risk of becoming a thermal hot spot due to the additional power dissipation. This paper proposes the design of low-leakage Value Predictors by applying static decay techniques in order to disable unused entries from the prediction tables. We explore decay strategies suited for the three most common Value Predictors (STP, FCM and DFCM) studying the particular tradeoffs for these prediction structures. Our mechanism reduces VP leakage energy efficiently without compromising VP accuracy nor processor performance. Results show average leakage energy reductions of 52%, 65% and 75% for the STP, DFCM and FCM Value Predictors...
Juan M. Cebrian, Juan L. Aragón, José
Added 03 Jun 2010
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where IPPS
Authors Juan M. Cebrian, Juan L. Aragón, José M. García
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