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Multicore designs have emerged as the mainstream design paradigm for the microprocessor industry. Unfortunately, providing multiple cores does not directly translate into performance for most applications. The industry has already fallen short of the decades-old performance trend of doubling performance every 18 months. An attractive approach for exploiting(More)
All Rights Reserved 2012 To my parents, Gail and Russell Greathouse. Without their support throughout my life, I would never have made it this far. ii Acknowledgments First and foremost, I must thank my advisor, Professor Todd Austin, for his help and guidance throughout my graduate career. I started graduate school with the broad desire to " research(More)
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This dissertation would not have been possible without the guidance and support of many people. First and foremost, I would like to thank my advisor, Scott Mahlke. His insight, expertise, enthusiasm, and encouragement played a large part in my success in graduate school. Without his guidance, this dissertation would not exist. In addition,(More)
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