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Title:Scheduling for ILP in the `Processor-as-a-Network'
Authors: D.K. Arvind ; Sotelo Salazar
Date:Sep 2003
Publication Title:Procs of Communication Process Architectures
Publisher:IOS Press
Publication Type:Conference Paper
Page Nos:289-304
This paper explores the idea of the processor as an asynchronous network, called the micronet, of functional units which compute concurrently and communicate asynchronously. A micronet-based asynchronous processor exposes spatial as well as temporal concurrency. We analyse the performance of the processor-as-a-network by comparing three scheduling algorithms for exploiting Instruction Level Parallelism (ILP). Schedulers for synchronous architectures have relied on deterministic instruction execution times. In contrast, ILP scheduling in micronet-based architectures is a challenge as it is less certain in advance when instructions start execution and when results become available. Performance results comparing the three schedulers are presented for SPEC95 benchmarks executing on a cycle-accurate model of the micronet architecture.
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author = { D.K. Arvind and Sotelo Salazar },
title = {Scheduling for ILP in the `Processor-as-a-Network'},
book title = {Procs of Communication Process Architectures},
publisher = {IOS Press},
year = 2003,
month = {Sep},
pages = {289-304},
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