Marco Barcella

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This paper explores the role of branch predictor organization in power/energy/performance tradeoffs for processor design. We find that as a general rule, to reduce overall energy consumption in the processor it is worthwhile to spend more power in the branch predictor if this results in more accurate predictions that improve running time. Two techniques ,(More)
This paper describes a thermal-modeling approach that is easy to use and computationally efficient for modeling thermal effects and thermal-management techniques at the processor architecture level. Our approach is based on modeling thermal behavior of the microprocessor die and its package as a circuit of thermal resistances and capacitances that(More)
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