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2005 IEEE International Conference on Application-Specific Systems, Architecture Processors (ASAP'05) (2005)
Samos, Greece
July 23, 2005 to July 25, 2005
ISSN: 1063-6862
ISBN: 0-7695-2407-9
pp: 92-100
Stamatis Vassiliadis , Computer Engineering TU Delft the Netherlands
Leonel Sousa , Electrical and Computer Engineering IST/INESC-ID Lisboa, Portugal
Georgi N. Gaydadjiev , Computer Engineering TU Delft the Netherlands
ABSTRACT
<p>We introduce the midlifekicker metric for evaluating microarchitectures mostly during the design process. We assume a microarchitecture designed at a time T-1 and estimate if a new microarchitecture projected for time T has advantages over the microarchitecture designed at T-1 and remapped on the same technology at time T. We consider that microarchitects minimize the product cycles per instruction (CPI( x cycle time and estimate performance based on CPI with a "soft-threshold" to include cycle time product effects. Some measurements are also reported.</p>
INDEX TERMS
ILP, microarchitecture, pipeline
CITATION

G. N. Gaydadjiev, L. Sousa and S. Vassiliadis, "The Midlifekicker Microarchitecture Evaluation Metric," 2005 IEEE International Conference on Application-Specific Systems, Architecture Processors (ASAP'05)(ASAP), Samos, Greece, 2005, pp. 92-100.
doi:10.1109/ASAP.2005.62
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