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Task Superscalar: An Out-of-Order Task Pipeline

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Task Superscalar: An Out-of-Order Task Pipeline
We present Task Superscalar, an abstraction of instruction-level out-of-order pipeline that operates at the tasklevel. Like ILP pipelines, which uncover parallelism in a sequential instruction stream, task superscalar uncovers tasklevel parallelism among tasks generated by a sequential thread. Utilizing intuitive programmer annotations of task inputs and outputs, the task superscalar pipeline dynamically detects intertask data dependencies, identifies task-level parallelism, and executes tasks out-of-order. Furthermore, we propose a design for a distributed task superscalar pipeline frontend, that can be embedded into any manycore fabric, and manages cores as functional units. We show that our proposed mechanism is capable of driving hundreds of cores simultaneously with non-speculative tasks, which allows our pipeline to sustain work windows consisting of tens of thousands of tasks. We further show that our pipeline can maintain a decode rate faster than 60ns per task and dynamically ...
Yoav Etsion, Felipe Cabarcas, Alejandro Rico, Alex
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Updated 20 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where MICRO
Authors Yoav Etsion, Felipe Cabarcas, Alejandro Rico, Alex Ramírez, Rosa M. Badia, Eduard Ayguadé, Jesús Labarta, Mateo Valero
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