|What is a scoreboard? harvard!talcott!motcoh!mark (1987-12-14)|
|Re: What is a scoreboard? firstname.lastname@example.org (1987-12-18)|
|Re: What is a scoreboard? uiucdcs!uunet!geac!daveb (1987-12-24)|
|Re: What is a scoreboard? sundc!convex!wallach@seismo.CSS.GOV (1987-12-23)|
|Summary:||See also "register history"|
|Date:||24 Dec 87 19:20:16 GMT|
|From:||uiucdcs!uunet!geac!daveb (David Collier-Brown)|
|Organization:||The little blue rock next to that twinkly star.|
In article <808@ima.ISC.COM> email@example.com writes:
|In article <797@ima.ISC.COM>, ...!harvard!talcott!motcoh!mark writes:
|> Can someone explain the technique of using "scoreboards" in
|> compiler development? Any references?
| I don't have any hard references, but when I ran into the CDC 6600
|hardware it was described as having a hardware scoreboard.
It could also be a misnomer for a "register history", which is
useful on machines without any visible parallellization, to keep
track of what register currently holds what variable or value. For
an example, see:
Jim Welsh and Michael McKag, "Structures Systems Programming",
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. (Prentice-Hall), 1980.
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