Micro-operation cache: a power aware frontend for variable instruction length ISA

@article{Solomon2001MicrooperationCA,
  title={Micro-operation cache: a power aware frontend for variable instruction length ISA},
  author={B. Solomon and A. Mendelson and D. Orenstien and Y. Almog and R. Ronen},
  journal={ISLPED'01: Proceedings of the 2001 International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (IEEE Cat. No.01TH8581)},
  year={2001},
  pages={4-9}
}
  • B. Solomon, A. Mendelson, +2 authors R. Ronen
  • Published 2001
  • ISLPED'01: Proceedings of the 2001 International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (IEEE Cat. No.01TH8581)
  • Introduces the micro-operation cache (Uop Cache-UC) designed to reduce the processor's frontend power and energy consumption without performance degradation. The UC caches basic blocks of instructions pre-decoded into micro-operations (uops). The UC fetches a single basic-block worth of uops per cycle. Fetching complete pre-decoded basic-blocks eliminates the need to repeatedly decode variable length instructions and simplifies the process of predicting, fetching, rotating and aligning fetched… CONTINUE READING
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