|How accurate are the branch-prediction numbers? email@example.com.EDU (Mayan Moudgill) (1993-09-23)|
|From:||Mayan Moudgill <firstname.lastname@example.org.EDU>|
|Organization:||Cornell Univ. CS Dept, Ithaca NY 14853|
|Date:||Thu, 23 Sep 1993 17:40:55 GMT|
Most references on branch prediction claim to get less than 10%
mispredicted branches (using both dynamic and static techniques) for their
programs. However, in talking with people who measure system performance
directly, the mispredicted number seems to be closer to 30-35%. This, of
course, includes I/O and interrupt handlers, O/S code and a code mix that
includes a fair amount of data-processing code.
Any ideas who's telling the truth? Is it that the benchmarks used don't
accurately measure O/S code? Or is it an artifact of the machine+code mix
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