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The microprocessor industry is currently struggling with higher development costs and longer design times that arise from exceedingly complex processors that are pushing the limits of instruction-level parallelism. Meanwhile, such designs are especially ill suited for important commercial applications, such as on-line transaction processing (OLTP), which(More)
Most Prolog machines have been based on specialized architectures. Our goal is to start with a general purpose architecture and determine a minimal set of extensions for high performance Prolog execution. We have developed both the architecture and optimizing compiler simultaneously, drawing on results of previous implementations. We find that most Prolog(More)
Three dimensional (30) graphics applications have become very important workloads running on today's computer systems. A cost-effective graphics solution is to perform geometry processing of 30 graphics on the host CPU and have specialized hardware handle the rendering task. In this paper, we analyze microarchitecture and SIMD instruction set enhancements(More)
Three dimensional (3D) graphics applications have become very important workloads running on today's computer systems. A cost-effective graphics solution is to perform geometry processing of 3D graphics on the host CPU and have specialized hardware handle the rendering task. In this paper, we analyze microarchitecture and SIMD instruction set enhancements(More)
Most Prolog machines have been based on specialized architectures. Our goal is to start with a general purpose architecture and determine a minimal set of extensions for high performance Prolog execution. We have developed both the architecture and optimizing compiler simultaneously, drawing on results of previous implementations. We nd that most Prolog(More)
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