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ASPLOS
1994
ACM
9 years 5 months ago
Reducing Branch Costs via Branch Alignment
Several researchers have proposed algorithms for basic block reordering. We call these branch alignment algorithms. The primary emphasis of these algorithms has been on improving ...
Brad Calder, Dirk Grunwald
MICRO
1994
IEEE
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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
ISCA
1993
IEEE
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A Comparison of Dynamic Branch Predictors that Use Two Levels of Branch History
Recent attention to speculative execution as a mechanism for increasing performance of single instruction streams has demanded substantially better branch prediction than what has...
Tse-Yu Yeh, Yale N. Patt
ASPLOS
1996
ACM
9 years 5 months ago
Analysis of Branch Prediction Via Data Compression
Branch prediction is an important mechanism in modern microprocessor design. The focus of research in this area has been on designing new branch prediction schemes. In contrast, v...
I-Cheng K. Chen, John T. Coffey, Trevor N. Mudge
MICRO
1996
IEEE
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Compiler Synthesized Dynamic Branch Prediction
Branch prediction is the predominant approach for minimizing the pipeline breaks caused by branch instructions. Traditionally, branch prediction is accomplished in one of two ways...
Scott A. Mahlke, Balas K. Natarajan
HPCA
1997
IEEE
9 years 5 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
1998
IEEE
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Analyzing the Working Set Characteristics of Branch Execution
To achieve highly accurate branch prediction, it is necessary not only to allocate more resources to branch prediction hardware but also to improve the understanding of branch exe...
Sangwook P. Kim, Gary S. Tyson
ISCA
1998
IEEE
108views Hardware» more  ISCA 1998»
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Pipeline Gating: Speculation Control for Energy Reduction
Branch prediction has enabled microprocessors to increase instruction level parallelism (ILP) by allowing programs to speculatively execute beyond control boundaries. Although spe...
Srilatha Manne, Artur Klauser, Dirk Grunwald
PLDI
2005
ACM
9 years 7 months ago
Code placement for improving dynamic branch prediction accuracy
Code placement techniques have traditionally improved instruction fetch bandwidth by increasing instruction locality and decreasing the number of taken branches. However, traditio...
Daniel A. Jiménez
ISCA
2005
IEEE
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Piecewise Linear Branch Prediction
Improved branch prediction accuracy is essential to sustaining instruction throughput with today’s deep pipelines. We introduce piecewise linear branch prediction, an idealized ...
Daniel A. Jiménez
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