Rajagopalan Desikan

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Growing on-chip wire delays will cause many future microarchitectures to be distributed, in which hardware resources within a single processor become nodes on one or more switched micronetworks. Since large processor cores will require multiple clock cycles to traverse, control must be distributed, not centralized. This paper describes the control protocols(More)
This paper describes several methods for improving thescalability of memory disambiguation hardware for futurehigh ILP processors. As the number of in-flight instructionsgrows with issue width and pipeline depth, the load/storequeues (LSQ) threaten to become a bottleneck in both powerand latency. By employing lightweight approximate hashingin hardware with(More)
This short paper serves to correct the errors contained in the paper entitled "Measuring Experimental Error in Microprocessor Simulation," presented at the 2001 International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA-28) [2]. That paper contained a study of a validated microarchitectural simulator called sim-alpha, and included a case study that compared(More)
Pipeline flushes are becoming increasingly expensive in modern microprocessors with large instruction windows and deep pipelines. Selective re-execution is a technique that can reduce the penalty of mis-speculations by re-executing only instructions affected by the mis-speculation, instead of all instructions. In this paper we introduce a new selective(More)
— In this paper, we describe the design and implementation of the primary memory system of the TRIPS processor. To match the aggressive execution bandwidth and support high levels of memory parallelism, the primary memory system is completely partitioned into four banks, can support up to 256 in-flight memory instructions, aggressive reordering of in-flight(More)
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