Speculative Execution in High Performance Computer Architectures Hardback
Edited by David (Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA) Kaeli, Pen-Chung (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA) Yew
Part of the Chapman & Hall/CRC Computer and Information Science Series series
Until now, there were few textbooks that focused on the dynamic subject of speculative execution, a topic that is crucial to the development of high performance computer architectures.
Speculative Execution in High Performance Computer Architectures describes many recent advances in speculative execution techniques.
It covers cutting-edge research projects, as well as numerous commercial implementations that demonstrate the value of this latency-hiding technique. The book begins with a review of control speculation techniques that use instruction cache prefetching, branch prediction and predication, and multi-path execution.
It then examines dataflow speculation techniques including data cache prefetching, address value and data value speculation, pre-computation, and coherence speculation.
This textbook also explores multithreaded approaches, emphasizing profile-guided speculation, speculative microarchitectures, and compiler techniques.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 456 pages, 94 Illustrations, black and white
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
- Publication Date: 26/05/2005
- Category: Computer architecture & logic design
- ISBN: 9781584884477