Improving Context-Based Load Value Prediction

  title={Improving Context-Based Load Value Prediction},
  author={Benjamin G. Zorn and Michael Franz and Dirk Grunwald and William M. Waite and James H. Martin},
Microprocessors are becoming faster at such a rapid pace that other components like random access memory cannot keep up. As a result, the latency of load instructions grows constantly and already often impedes processor performance. Fortunately, load instructions frequently fetch predictable sequences of values. Load value predictors exploit this behavior to predict the results of load instructions. Because the predicted values are available before the memory can deliver the true load values… CONTINUE READING