Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) - Branch predictor guided instruction decoding

2006 International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT)

Author(s): Oliverio J. Santana ; Ayose Falcon ; Alex Ramirez ; Mateo Valero
Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Publication Date: 1 September 2006
Conference Location: Seattle, WA, USA, USA
Conference Date: 16 September 2006
Page(s): 202 - 211
ISBN (Electronic): 978-1-59593-264-8

Fast instruction decoding is a challenge for the design of CISC microprocessors. A well-known solution to overcome this problem is using a trace cache. It stores and fetches already decoded... View More