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HPCA
2003
IEEE
10 years 5 months ago
A Statistically Rigorous Approach for Improving Simulation Methodology
Due to cost, time, and flexibility constraints, simulators are often used to explore the design space when developing a new processor architecture, as well as when evaluating the ...
Joshua J. Yi, David J. Lilja, Douglas M. Hawkins
HPCA
2003
IEEE
10 years 5 months ago
Dynamic Optimization of Micro-Operations
Inherent within complex instruction set architectures such as x86 are inefficiencies that do not exist in a simpler ISAs. Modern x86 implementations decode instructions into one o...
Brian Slechta, David Crowe, Brian Fahs, Michael Fe...
HPCA
2003
IEEE
10 years 5 months ago
Incorporating Predicate Information into Branch Predictors
Predicated Execution can be used to alleviate the costs associated with frequently mispredicted branches. This is accomplished by trading the cost of a mispredicted branch for exe...
Beth Simon, Brad Calder, Jeanne Ferrante
HPCA
2003
IEEE
10 years 5 months ago
Dynamic Voltage Scaling with Links for Power Optimization of Interconnection Networks
Originally developed to connect processors and memories in multicomputers, prior research and design of interconnection networks have focused largely on performance. As these netw...
Li Shang, Li-Shiuan Peh, Niraj K. Jha
HPCA
2003
IEEE
10 years 5 months ago
Mini-Threads: Increasing TLP on Small-Scale SMT Processors
Several manufacturers have recently announced the first simultaneous-multithreaded processors, both as single CPUs and as components of multi-CPU chips. All are small scale, compr...
Joshua Redstone, Susan J. Eggers, Henry M. Levy
HPCA
2003
IEEE
10 years 5 months ago
Deterministic Clock Gating for Microprocessor Power Reduction
With the scaling of technology and the need for higher performance and more functionality, power dissipation is becoming a major bottleneck for microprocessor designs. Pipeline ba...
Hai Li, Swarup Bhunia, Yiran Chen, T. N. Vijaykuma...
HPCA
2003
IEEE
10 years 5 months ago
Hierarchical Backoff Locks for Nonuniform Communication Architectures
This paper identifies node affinity as an important property for scalable general-purpose locks. Nonuniform communication architectures (NUCAs), for example CCNUMAs built from a f...
Zoran Radovic, Erik Hagersten
HPCA
2003
IEEE
10 years 5 months ago
Evaluating the Impact of Communication Architecture on the Performability of Cluster-Based Services
We consider the impact of different communication architectures on the performability (performance + availability) of cluster-based servers. In particular, we use a combination of ...
Kiran Nagaraja, Neeraj Krishnan, Ricardo Bianchini...
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