Low-complexity distributed issue queue
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EditorIEEE Computer Society
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As technology evolves, power density significantly increases and cooling systems become more complex and expensive. The issue logic is one of the processor hotspots and, at the same time, its latency is crucial for the processor performance. We present a low-complexity FP issue logic (MB/spl I.bar/distr) that achieves high performance with small energy requirements. The MB/spl I.bar/distr scheme is based on classifying instructions and dispatching them into a set of queues depending on their data dependences. These instructions are selected for issuing based on an estimation of when their operands will be available, so the conventional wakeup activity is not required. Additionally, the functional units are distributed across the different queues. The energy required by the proposed scheme is substantially lower than that required by a conventional issue design, even if the latter has the ability of waking-up only unready operands. MB/spl I.bar/distr scheme reduces the energy-delay product by 35% and the energy-delay product by 18% with respect to a state-of-the-art approach.
CitacióAbella, J., González, A. Low-complexity distributed issue queue. A: International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture. "10 th International Symposium on Highn Performance Computer Architecture". Madrid: IEEE Computer Society, 2004, p. 73-82.
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