Optimal pipeline organization for general purpose processors

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Abstract

In this paper we try to conclude what is optimal pipeline organization for general purpose processors. For that purpose we analytically evaluate the performance of eight general purpose processor architectures representing different pipeline organizations in both single processor and multiprocessor setups. The results are interesting. The most efficient pipeline organization for sequential problems is a two-level pipeline with few multiple parallel functional units. The most efficient pipeline organization for parallel problems is a deeply inter-thread superpipelined pipeline in which functional units are chained. Unfortunately these organizations represent the opposite ends of the pipeline organization space. Thus, there exists no single optimal pipeline organization for general purpose processors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSSGRR 2001
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conference on Advances in Infrastructure for Electronic Business, Science and Education on the Internet
Place of PublicationL'Aquila
PublisherScuola Superiore Guglielmo Reiss Romoli
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)88-85-28061-7
Publication statusPublished - 2001
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Advances in Infrastructure for Electronic Business, Science, and Education on the Internet - L'Aquila, Italy
Duration: 6 Aug 200112 Aug 2001

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Advances in Infrastructure for Electronic Business, Science, and Education on the Internet
CountryItaly
CityL'Aquila
Period6/08/0112/08/01

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    Forsell, M. (2001). Optimal pipeline organization for general purpose processors. In SSGRR 2001: International Conference on Advances in Infrastructure for Electronic Business, Science and Education on the Internet Scuola Superiore Guglielmo Reiss Romoli.