BOA : The Architecture of a Binary Translation Processor

  title={BOA : The Architecture of a Binary Translation Processor},
  author={Erik Altman and Michael Gschwind and Sumedh W. Sathaye and Stephen Kosonocky and Arthur Bright and Jason Fritts and Paul Ledak and David Appenzeller and C. Agricola and Z. Filan},
High frequency design and instruction-level parallelism (ILP) are two keys to high performance microprocessor implementation. To achieve these sometimes competing goals, the Binary-translation Optimized Architecture (BOA) aims to bring code translation techniques based on continuous profiling into the mainstream. Initially, code is interpreted to detect code hot spots and gather profile information to guide dynamic optimizations. To achieve compatibility with the established PowerPC… CONTINUE READING
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