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Banked front-end physical register file

Author
Pericas, M.; González, R.; Cristal, A.; Veidenbaum, A.; Valero, M.
Type of activity
Report
Date
2004-10
Code
UPC-DAC-2004-35
Abstract
Operand access is a key point in the design of a microprocessor that determines its basic microarchitecture. In recent years, processor manufacturers have converged on one type of architecture based on the design of the MIPS R10000 microprocessor, which uses a central operand source containing all the physical registers. However, the centralized register file of this model does not scale well in both IPC and power. Several proposals have been made for decentralizing the register file structure. ...
Group of research
CAP - High Performace Computing Group

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