Welcome to the Opportunities of Binary Translation

  title={Welcome to the Opportunities of Binary Translation},
  author={Erik R. Altman and David R. Kaeli and Yaron Sheffer},
  journal={IEEE Computer},
T oday’s most commercially significant microprocessors remain firmly wedded to legacy instruction set architectures, some of which are now over a decade old. Despite the admitted shortcomings of these ISAs, manufacturers are reluctant to develop radically new ones because they risk losing the commercial advantage of their product’s existing software base. On the other side of the coin, software developers find porting code to a new architecture difficult and time-consuming. If the architecture… CONTINUE READING
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