We evaluate the rePLay microarchitecture as a means for reducing application execution time by facilitating dynamic optimization. The framework contains a programmable optimization engine coupled with a hardware-based recovery mechanism. The optimization engine enables the dynamic optimizer to run concurrently with program execution. The recovery mechanism enables the optimizer to make speculative optimizations without requiring recovery code. We demonstrate that a rePLay configuration performing a small suite of simple optimizations on Alpha code attains an average of 13% reduction in execution cycles on the SPEC2000 integer benchmarks over a rePLay configuration not performing optimizations and a 21% reduction over an aggressive standard superscalar microarchitecture.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Annual International Symposium on Microarchitecture|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Hardware and Architecture