An Empirical Architecture-Centric Approach to Microarchitectural Design Space Exploration

@article{Dubach2011AnEA,
  title={An Empirical Architecture-Centric Approach to Microarchitectural Design Space Exploration},
  author={Christophe Dubach and Timothy M. Jones and Michael F. P. O'Boyle},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Computers},
  year={2011},
  volume={60},
  pages={1445-1458}
}
The microarchitectural design space of a new processor is too large for an architect to evaluate in its entirety. Even with the use of statistical simulation, evaluation of a single configuration can take an excessive amount of time due to the need to run a set of benchmarks with realistic workloads. This paper proposes a novel machine-learning model that can quickly and accurately predict the performance and energy consumption of any new program on any microarchitectural configuration. This… CONTINUE READING