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MICRO
1994
IEEE
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Characterizing the impact of predicated execution on branch prediction
Branch instructions are recognized as a major impediment to exploiting instruction level parallelism. Even with sophisticated branch prediction techniques, many frequently execute...
Scott A. Mahlke, Richard E. Hank, Roger A. Bringma...
MICRO
1994
IEEE
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10 years 3 months ago
The effects of predicated execution on branch prediction
High performance architectures have always had to deal with the performance-limiting impact of branch operations. Microprocessor designs are going to have to deal with this proble...
Gary S. Tyson
HPCA
1997
IEEE
10 years 3 months ago
Architectural Support for Compiler-Synthesized Dynamic Branch Prediction Strategies: Rationale and Initial Results
This paper introduces a new architectural approach that supports compiler-synthesized dynamic branch predication. In compiler-synthesized dynamic branch prediction, the compiler g...
David I. August, Daniel A. Connors, John C. Gyllen...
MICRO
2006
IEEE
106views Hardware» more  MICRO 2006»
9 years 11 months ago
Wish Branches: Enabling Adaptive and Aggressive Predicated Execution
Wish branches, a new class of control-flow instructions, allow the hardware to dynamically decide whether or not to use predicated execution for a dynamic branch instruction. The ...
Hyesoon Kim, Onur Mutlu, Yale N. Patt, Jared Stark
MICRO
2005
IEEE
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10 years 5 months ago
Wish Branches: Combining Conditional Branching and Predication for Adaptive Predicated Execution
Predicated execution has been used to reduce the number of branch mispredictions by eliminating hard-to-predict branches. However, the additional instruction overhead and addition...
Hyesoon Kim, Onur Mutlu, Jared Stark, Yale N. Patt
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