Non-Stalling CounterFlow Architecture

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Non-Stalling CounterFlow Architecture
The counterflow pipeline concept was originated by Sproull et al.[1] to demonstrate the concept of asynchronous circuits. This architecture relies on distributed decision making and localized clocking and data movement. We have taken these ideas and reformulated them into a substantially faster more scalable architecture that has the same distributed decision making and locality for clocking and data, but adds very aggressive speculation, no stalls, and other desirable characteristics. A high level Java simulator has been build to explore the design tradeoffs and evaluate performance. Keywords-- counterflow, CFPP, pipeline, dataflow, virtual register, VRP, counterdataflow, CDF, multithreading, architecture.
Michael F. Miller, Kenneth J. Janik, Shih-Lien Lu
Added 24 Aug 2010
Updated 24 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 1998
Where HPCA
Authors Michael F. Miller, Kenneth J. Janik, Shih-Lien Lu
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