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The Named-State Register File

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Show simple item record Nuth, Peter R. en_US 2004-10-20T14:45:31Z 2004-10-20T14:45:31Z 1993-08-01 en_US
dc.identifier.other AITR-1459 en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis introduces the Named-State Register File, a fine-grain, fully-associative register file. The NSF allows fast context switching between concurrent threads as well as efficient sequential program performance. The NSF holds more live data than conventional register files, and requires less spill and reload traffic to switch between contexts. This thesis demonstrates an implementation of the Named-State Register File and estimates the access time and chip area required for different organizations. Architectural simulations of large sequential and parallel applications show that the NSF can reduce execution time by 9% to 17% compared to alternative register files. en_US
dc.format.extent 134 p. en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseries AITR-1459 en_US
dc.subject multithreaded en_US
dc.subject context switch en_US
dc.subject register en_US
dc.subject fully-associative en_US
dc.subject sthread en_US
dc.subject parallel processor en_US
dc.title The Named-State Register File en_US

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