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Issue No. 04 - July/August (1993 vol. 13)
ISSN: 0272-1732
pp: 28-34
<p>Shifting register windows, a register windowing method that attempts to overcome some of the difficulties of traditional fixed- and variable-sized schemes, is described. Using fewer register elements than a seven-window Sparc organization, shifting register windows more than halves spill/refill memory traffic and reduces visible spill/refill cycles by an order of magnitude. In addition, shifting register windows, a scheme based on fast hardware stack and register-memory dribbling, has a very short register bus length. It also zeros registers as they are being allocated, making common initialization unnecessary.</p>
Gordon Russell, Paul Shaw, "Shifting Register Windows", IEEE Micro, vol. 13, no. , pp. 28-34, July/August 1993, doi:10.1109/40.229712
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