Modelling superscalar pipelines with finite state machines

G.B. Steven, L. Vintan

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    Abstract

    We are currently examining the use of Finite State Machines to model processor pipelines. Our aim is to discover the extent to which the complexities of modern superscalar pipelines are amenable to theoretical modelling. As a result, we hope to improve our understanding of pipeline design. In this short paper we illustrate our approach by analysing the trade-offs between separate and unified caches in a superscalar system.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherUniversity of Hertfordshire
    Publication statusPublished - 1993

    Publication series

    NameUH Computer Science Technical Report
    PublisherUniversity of Hertfordshire
    Volume246

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