Selective Eager Execution on the PolyPath Architecture

@inproceedings{Klauser1998SelectiveEE,
  title={Selective Eager Execution on the PolyPath Architecture},
  author={Artur Klauser and Abhijit Paithankar and Dirk Grunwald},
  booktitle={ISCA},
  year={1998}
}
Control-flow misprediction penalties are a major impediment to high performance in wide-issue superscalar processors. In this paper we present Selective Eager Execution (SEE), an execution model to overcome mis-speculation penalties by executing both paths after diffident branches. We present the micro-architecture of the PolyPath processor, which is an extension of an aggressive superscalar, out-of-order architecture. The PolyPath architecture uses a novel instruction tagging and register… CONTINUE READING
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