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URN etd-0217104-172245 Statistics This thesis had been viewed 2786 times. Download 844 times. Author Shin-Rung Chen Author's Email Address No Public. Department Computer Science and Enginerring Year 2003 Semester 1 Degree Master Type of Document Master's Thesis Language English Page Count 56 Title Memory Disambiguation using Load Forwarding Keyword load forwarding history table load forwarding history table Abstract The superscalar processor must issue any instructions as early as possible for instruction-level parallelism. But load instructions would be issued with memory dependencies are known. Memory dependencies cannot be resolved prior to execution; therefore load instructions would be issued with prior store effective address calculated. This paper introduces the load forwarding history table (LFHT) for speculative executed load instructions by using load-forwarding behavior. This mechanism can be used to permit load instructions to be speculative executed without wait for prior store effective address calculated. The LFHT might provide about 9% average speedup up over baseline architecture in our scheme. Advisor Committee Jong-Jiann Shieh - advisor
Liang-Teh Lee - co-chair
Po-Jen Chuang - co-chair
Files Date of Defense 2004-01-14 Date of Submission 2004-02-17