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Issue No. 06 - November/December (2003 vol. 23)
ISSN: 0272-1732
pp: 11-19
Haitham Akkary , Portland State University
Ravi Rajwar , Intel Microarchitecture Research Lab
Srikanth T. Srinivasan , Intel Microarchitecture Research Lab
<p>Processors require a combination of large instruction windows and high clock frequency to achieve high performance. Traditional processors use reorder buffers, but these structures do not scale efficiently as window size increases. A new technique, checkpoint processing and recovery, offers an efficient means of increasing the instruction window size without requiring large, cycle-critical structures, and provides a promising microarchitecture for future high-performance processors.</p>
Haitham Akkary, Ravi Rajwar, Srikanth T. Srinivasan, "Checkpoint Processing and Recovery: An Efficient, Scalable Alternative to Reorder Buffers", IEEE Micro, vol. 23, no. , pp. 11-19, November/December 2003, doi:10.1109/MM.2003.1261382
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