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Designing performance into i960 superscalar microprocessors

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1 Author(s)
Garbus, E. ; Intel Corp., Santa Clara, CA, USA

The author outlines two major development efforts designed to maintain the price performance advantage of the Intel i960 family of 32-b embedded processors. These are trace-driven simulation and profile-driven compilers. The trace-driven simulation environment is used to evaluate micro-architectural trade-offs in microprocessor design. This simulation methodology allows the simulation of real applications under a wide variety of process and system configurations. Two-pass profile driven compiler technology allows a compiler to optimize a program based on the execution of that program.<>

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Compcon Spring '92. Thirty-Seventh IEEE Computer Society International Conference, Digest of Papers.

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24-28 Feb. 1992