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The midlifekicker microarchitecture evaluation metric

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3 Author(s)
Vassiliadis, S. ; Comput. Eng., TU Delft, Netherlands ; Sousa, L. ; Gaydadjiev, G.N.

We introduce the midlfekicker 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.

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Application-Specific Systems, Architecture Processors, 2005. ASAP 2005. 16th IEEE International Conference on

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23-25 July 2005

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