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Single-Threaded vs. Multithreaded: Where Should We Focus?
November/December 2007 (vol. 27 no. 6)
pp. 14-24
Joel Emer, Intel
Mark D. Hill, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Yale N. Patt, University of Texas at Austin
Joshua J. Yi, Freescale Semiconductor
Derek Chiou, University of Texas at Austin
Resit Sendag, University of Rhode Island
To continue to offer improvements in application performance, should computer architecture researchers and chip manufacturers focus on improving single-threaded or multithreaded performance? This panel, from the 2007 Workshop on Computer Architecture Research Directions, discusses the relevant issues.

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Index Terms:
computer systems organization; processor architectures; single data stream architectures; multiple data stream architectures (multiprocessors); microarchitecture implementation considerations
Joel Emer, Mark D. Hill, Yale N. Patt, Joshua J. Yi, Derek Chiou, Resit Sendag, "Single-Threaded vs. Multithreaded: Where Should We Focus?," IEEE Micro, vol. 27, no. 6, pp. 14-24, Nov.-Dec. 2007, doi:10.1109/MM.2007.109
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