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Issue 5 • Date Sept.-Oct. 1997

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  • Simultaneous multithreading: a platform for next-generation processors

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):12 - 19
    Cited by:  Papers (122)  |  Patents (189)
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    Simultaneous multithreading is a processor design which consumes both thread-level and instruction-level parallelism. In SMT processors, thread-level parallelism can come from either multithreaded, parallel programs or individual, independent programs in a multiprogramming workload. Instruction-level parallelism comes from each single program or thread. Because it successfully (and simultaneously)... View full abstract»

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  • Micro news

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):5 - 72
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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  • Making Systems

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):74 - 76
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  • Omi's Collaborative Approach

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):80 - 79
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  • Micro economics: contrasting opinions about convergence

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):7 - 8
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    Convergence is the coming together of previously separate technologies in new products and services. Sometimes this union has massive consequences for industrial structure and market performance. If the hype is to be believed, convergence is leading to the network of the future. We will soon be placing a videophone call using a networked PC, or playing a multiuser, multilocation, Internet-linked v... View full abstract»

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  • Virtual-address caches. Part 1: problems and solutions in uniprocessors

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):64 - 71
    Cited by:  Papers (35)  |  Patents (9)
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    This survey exposes the problems related to virtual caches in the context of uniprocessor (Part 1) and multiprocessor (Part 2) systems. We review proposed solutions that have been implemented or proposed in different contexts. The idea is to catalog all solutions, past and present, and to identify technology trends and attractive future approaches. We first overview the relevant properties of virt... View full abstract»

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  • Micro standards: truth and specious urban myths

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):9 - 10
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    Let's start with two simple and very important facts. First, standards development has changed dramatically over the years. Its initial thrust was to allow manufacturers the ability to produce hardware faster and less expensively through standardized steps (economies of scale and all that). Next came the intent to standardize to increase market penetration (creation of a larger market and increase... View full abstract»

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  • Micro law: paradigms lost

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):3 - 4
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    The tyranny of paradigms dominates legal analysis. Traditional mathematical analysis begins with undefined elements and axioms. It then derives theorems from them, in the hope the results will correspond to something useful, so that the system is a model for physical behavior ofinterest. In contrast, legal analysis seizes on a paradigm, explores its implications, and applies them as a tool for res... View full abstract»

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  • Exploiting instruction- and data-level parallelism

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):20 - 27
    Cited by:  Papers (16)  |  Patents (11)
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    Simultaneous multithreaded vector architectures combine the best of data-level and instruction-level parallelism and perform better than either approach could separately. Our design achieves performance equivalent to executing 15 to 26 scalar instructions/cycle for numerical applications View full abstract»

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  • Superscalar instruction issue

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):28 - 39
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    Clearly, instruction issue and execution are closely related: The more parallel the instruction execution, the higher the requirements for the parallelism of instruction issue. Thus, we see the continuous and harmonized increase of parallelism in instruction issue and execution. This article focuses on superscalar instruction issue, tracing the way parallel instruction execution and issue have inc... View full abstract»

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  • Two fast and high-associativity cache schemes

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):40 - 49
    Cited by:  Papers (24)
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    In the race to improve cache performance, many researchers have proposed schemes that increase a cache's associativity. The associativity of a cache is the number of places in the cache where a block may reside. In a direct-mapped cache, which has an associativity of 1, there is only one location to search for a match for each reference. In a cache with associativity n-an n-way set-associative cac... View full abstract»

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  • AFAN: tool for optimizing fuzzy controllers

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):50 - 54
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    Various tools have recently been proposed to automate the hardware design of neural and fuzzy controllers. Some of the approaches these tools use are digital, analog, or mixed-signal. The digital tools provide an HDL file with a description of the controller on hand. This file is later processed by using a commercial HDL synthesizer. However, these tools have not paid attention to the optimization... View full abstract»

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  • Developing highly reliable software

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):56 - 63
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    To build dependable software for safety-related applications in nuclear power plants, we developed a few qualified software components and used them in all the systems. Most of the safety-critical systems are real-time systems that require a guaranteed response time. These systems need real-time supervisory software to control task execution according to well-defined priority requirements. This le... View full abstract»

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