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Understanding program behavior is at the foundation of computer architecture and program optimization. Many programs have wildly different behavior on even the very largest of scales (over the complete execution of the program). This realization has ramifications for many architectural and compiler techniques, from thread scheduling, to feedback directed(More)
This paper describes the new features available in the Sim-Point 3.0 release. The release provides two techniques for drastically reducing the run-time of SimPoint: faster searching to find the best clustering, and efficiently clustering large numbers of intervals. SimPoint 3.0 also provides an option to output only the simulation points that represent the(More)
Abstract: Modern architecture research relies heavily on detailed pipeline simulation. Simulating the full execution of an industry standard benchmark can take weeks to months to complete. To overcome this problem researchers choose a very small portion of a program's execution to evaluate their results, rather than simulating the entire program. In this(More)
Modern architecture research relies heavily on detailed pipeline simulation. Simulating the full execution of an industry standard benchmark can take weeks to months to complete. To address this issue we have recently proposed using Simulation Points (found by only examining basic block execution frequency profiles) to increase the efficiency and accuracy(More)
Most programs are repetitive, where similar behavior can be seen at different execution times. Proposed algorithms automatically group similar portions of a program's execution into phases, where the intervals in each phase have homogeneous behavior and similar resource requirements. These prior techniques focus on fixed length intervals (such as a hundred(More)
This paper describes the new features available in the SimPoint 3.0 release. The release provides two techniques for drastically reducing the run-time of SimPoint: faster searching to find the best clustering, and efficiently clustering large numbers of intervals. SimPoint 3.0 also provides an option to output only the simulation points that represent the(More)
An essential step in designing a new computer architecture is the careful examination of different design options. It is critical that computer architects have efficient means by which they may estimate the impact of various design options on the overall machine. This task is complicated by the fact that different programs, and even different parts of the(More)
Modern architecture research relies heavily on detailed pipeline simulation. Simulating the full execution of a single industry standard benchmark at this level of detail takes on the order of months to complete. This problem is exacerbated by the fact that to properly perform an architectural evaluation requires multiple benchmarks to be evaluated across(More)
A recent study [1] examined the use of sampled hardware counters to create sampled code signatures. This approach is attractive because sampled code signatures can be quickly gathered for any application. The conclusion of their study was that there exists a fuzzy correlation between sampled code signatures and performance predictability. The paper raises(More)