Feasibility of Combined Area and Performance Optimization for Superscalar Processors Using Random Search

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Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
When designing embedded systems, one needs to make decisions concerning the different components that will be included in a microprocessor. An important issue is the chip area vs. performance trade-off. In this paper the authors investigate the relationship between chip area and performance for superscalar microprocessors. They investigate the feasibility to obtain a suitable configuration by searching. They show that their approach gives a good configuration after 100 to 150 iterations using a simple random search algorithm.
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