The Microarchitecture of Pipelined and Superscalar Computers

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April 1999



This book is intended to serve as a textbook for a second course in the im­ plementation (Le. microarchitecture) of computer architectures. The subject matter covered is the collection of techniques that are used to achieve the highest performance in single-processor machines; these techniques center the exploitation of low-level parallelism (temporal and spatial) in the processing of machine instructions. The target audience consists students in the final year of an undergraduate program or in the first year of a postgraduate program in computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering; professional computer designers will also also find the book useful as an introduction to the topics covered. Typically, the author has used the material presented here as the basis of a full-semester undergraduate course or a half-semester post­ graduate course, with the other half of the latter devoted to multiple-processor machines. The background assumed of the reader is a good first course in computer architecture and implementation - to the level in, say, Computer Organization and Design, by D. Patterson and H. Hennessy - and familiarity with digital-logic design. The book consists of eight chapters: The first chapter is an introduction to all of the main ideas that the following chapters cover in detail: the topics covered are the main forms of pipelining used in high-performance uniprocessors, a taxonomy of the space of pipelined processors, and performance issues. It is also intended that this chapter should be readable as a brief "stand-alone" survey.


Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. Fundamentals of Pipelining. 2. Timing and Control of Pipelines. 3. High-Performance Memory Systems. 4. Control Flow: Branching and Control Hazards. 5. Data Flow: Detecting and Resolving Data Hazards. 6. Vector Pipelines. 7. Interrupts and Branch Mispredictions. Bibliography. Index.


EAN: 9780792384632
ISBN: 0792384636
Untertitel: 1999. Auflage. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer
Erscheinungsdatum: April 1999
Seitenanzahl: 282 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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