GB2381101B - System and method for maintaining branch information - Google Patents

System and method for maintaining branch information

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Publication number
GB2381101B
GB2381101B GB0229082A GB0229082A GB2381101B GB 2381101 B GB2381101 B GB 2381101B GB 0229082 A GB0229082 A GB 0229082A GB 0229082 A GB0229082 A GB 0229082A GB 2381101 B GB2381101 B GB 2381101B
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Prior art keywords
system
method
branch information
maintaining branch
maintaining
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Expired - Fee Related
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GB0229082A
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GB0229082D0 (en
GB2381101A (en
Inventor
Sa V Reynold D
Alan B Kyker
Gad S Sheaffer
Gustavo P Espinosa
Stavros Kalafatis
Rebecca E Hebda
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Intel Corp
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Intel Corp
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Priority to US09/063,205 priority Critical patent/US6055630A/en
Application filed by Intel Corp filed Critical Intel Corp
Priority to GB0021233A priority patent/GB2350219B/en
Publication of GB0229082D0 publication Critical patent/GB0229082D0/en
Publication of GB2381101A publication Critical patent/GB2381101A/en
Application granted granted Critical
Publication of GB2381101B publication Critical patent/GB2381101B/en
Anticipated expiration legal-status Critical
Application status is Expired - Fee Related legal-status Critical

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    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F9/00Arrangements for program control, e.g. control units
    • G06F9/06Arrangements for program control, e.g. control units using stored programs, i.e. using an internal store of processing equipment to receive or retain programs
    • G06F9/30Arrangements for executing machine instructions, e.g. instruction decode
    • G06F9/38Concurrent instruction execution, e.g. pipeline, look ahead
    • G06F9/3802Instruction prefetching
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F9/00Arrangements for program control, e.g. control units
    • G06F9/06Arrangements for program control, e.g. control units using stored programs, i.e. using an internal store of processing equipment to receive or retain programs
    • G06F9/30Arrangements for executing machine instructions, e.g. instruction decode
    • G06F9/38Concurrent instruction execution, e.g. pipeline, look ahead
    • G06F9/3802Instruction prefetching
    • G06F9/3804Instruction prefetching for branches, e.g. hedging, branch folding
    • G06F9/3806Instruction prefetching for branches, e.g. hedging, branch folding using address prediction, e.g. return stack, branch history buffer
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F9/00Arrangements for program control, e.g. control units
    • G06F9/06Arrangements for program control, e.g. control units using stored programs, i.e. using an internal store of processing equipment to receive or retain programs
    • G06F9/30Arrangements for executing machine instructions, e.g. instruction decode
    • G06F9/38Concurrent instruction execution, e.g. pipeline, look ahead
    • G06F9/3802Instruction prefetching
    • G06F9/3808Instruction prefetching for instruction reuse, e.g. trace cache, branch target cache
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F9/00Arrangements for program control, e.g. control units
    • G06F9/06Arrangements for program control, e.g. control units using stored programs, i.e. using an internal store of processing equipment to receive or retain programs
    • G06F9/30Arrangements for executing machine instructions, e.g. instruction decode
    • G06F9/38Concurrent instruction execution, e.g. pipeline, look ahead
    • G06F9/3836Instruction issuing, e.g. dynamic instruction scheduling, out of order instruction execution
    • G06F9/3842Speculative instruction execution
    • G06F9/3848Speculative instruction execution using hybrid branch prediction, e.g. selection between prediction techniques
GB0229082A 1998-04-20 1999-04-20 System and method for maintaining branch information Expired - Fee Related GB2381101B (en)

Priority Applications (2)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US09/063,205 US6055630A (en) 1998-04-20 1998-04-20 System and method for processing a plurality of branch instructions by a plurality of storage devices and pipeline units
GB0021233A GB2350219B (en) 1998-04-20 1999-04-20 System and method for maintaining branch information

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GB0229082D0 GB0229082D0 (en) 2003-01-15
GB2381101A GB2381101A (en) 2003-04-23
GB2381101B true GB2381101B (en) 2003-06-25

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US8935574B2 (en) 2011-12-16 2015-01-13 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Correlating traces in a computing system
US8832500B2 (en) 2012-08-10 2014-09-09 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Multiple clock domain tracing
US8959398B2 (en) 2012-08-16 2015-02-17 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Multiple clock domain debug capability

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US5542109A (en) * 1994-08-31 1996-07-30 Exponential Technology, Inc. Address tracking and branch resolution in a processor with multiple execution pipelines and instruction stream discontinuities
WO1998000778A1 (en) * 1996-06-28 1998-01-08 Intel Corporation A processor and method for speculatively executing instructions from multiple instruction streams indicated by a branch instruction
US5748932A (en) * 1990-02-26 1998-05-05 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Cache memory system for dynamically altering single cache memory line as either branch target entry or prefetch instruction queue based upon instruction sequence

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US5748932A (en) * 1990-02-26 1998-05-05 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Cache memory system for dynamically altering single cache memory line as either branch target entry or prefetch instruction queue based upon instruction sequence
US5542109A (en) * 1994-08-31 1996-07-30 Exponential Technology, Inc. Address tracking and branch resolution in a processor with multiple execution pipelines and instruction stream discontinuities
WO1998000778A1 (en) * 1996-06-28 1998-01-08 Intel Corporation A processor and method for speculatively executing instructions from multiple instruction streams indicated by a branch instruction

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