The Precomputed-Branch architecture: Efficient branches with compiler support

Abstract

Accurate instruction fetch and branch prediction is increasingly important in today's superscalar architectures. Fetch prediction is the process of determining the next instruction to request from the memory subsystem. Branch prediction is the process of predicting the likely outcome of branch instructions. A branch target bu€er (BTB) is often used to… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/S1383-7621(98)00009-5

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