Improving the Accuracy of Dynamic Branch Prediction Using Branch Correlation

@inproceedings{Pan1992ImprovingTA,
  title={Improving the Accuracy of Dynamic Branch Prediction Using Branch Correlation},
  author={Shien-Tai Pan and Kimming So and Joseph T. Rahmeh},
  booktitle={ASPLOS},
  year={1992}
}
Long branch delay is a well–known problem in today’s high performance superscalar and supetpipeline processor designs. A common technique used to alleviate this problem is to predict the direction of branches during the instruction fetch. Counter-based branch prediction, in particular, has been reported as an effective scheme for predicting the direction of branches. However, its accuracy is generally limited by branches whose future behavior is also dependent upon the history of other branches… CONTINUE READING
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