Re: genetic compilation (George Neuner)
20 Apr 2000 01:28:42 -0400

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From: (George Neuner)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 20 Apr 2000 01:28:42 -0400
Organization: Dynamic ReSolutions, Inc.
References: 00-04-019 00-04-109
Keywords: architecture, optimize

On 14 Apr 2000 23:48:31 -0400, "Joachim Durchholz"
<> wrote:

>The story is even worse. Since a few years, microprocessors usually keep
>a record of what branches were taken or not taken in the past, and
>speculatively execute one or the other branch depending on what's

Not to mention the processors that speculatively execute *both*
branches and kill the results of the path not taken. The PowerPC does
this up to 3 levels for unresolved branches - ie. it can follow 8
different execution paths [to some depth] simultaneously.

George Neuner
Dynamic Resolutions, Inc.

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