Issue No. 06 - November/December (2003 vol. 23)
Timothy Sherwood , University of California at Santa Barbara
Erez Perelman , University of California at San Diego
Greg Hamerly , University of California at San Diego
Suleyman Sair , North Carolina State University
Brad Calder , University of California at San Diego
<p>In a single second, a modern processor can execute billions of instructions and a program's behavior can change many times. Some programs change behavior drastically, switching between periods of high and low performance, yet system design and optimization typically focus on average system behavior. Instead of assuming average behavior, it is now time to model and optimize phase-based program behavior.</p>
T. Sherwood, G. Hamerly, B. Calder, S. Sair and E. Perelman, "Discovering and Exploiting Program Phases," in IEEE Micro, vol. 23, no. , pp. 84-93, 2003.