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High-accuracy branch prediction is crucial for high-performance processors. Inspired by the work on indexing functions to eliminate conflict-misses in memory hierarchy, this paper explores different indexing approaches to reduce conflict aliasing in branch-prediction tables. Our results show that indexing functions provide a highly complexity-effective way to enhance prediction accuracy.
Processor architectures.
Hongliang Gao, Yi Ma, Huiyang Zhou, "Using Indexing Functions to Reduce Conflict Aliasing in Branch Prediction Tables", IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 55, no. , pp. 1057-1061, August 2006, doi:10.1109/TC.2006.133
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