NoSQ: Store-Load Communication without a Store Queue

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Provided by: University of Peloponnese
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
In this paper, the authors present NoSQ (No Store Queue), a microarchitecture that performs store-load communication without a store queue and without executing stores in the out-of-order engine. NoSQ implements store-load communication using Speculative Memory Bypassing (SMB), the dynamic short-circuiting of DEF-store-load-USE chains to DEF-USE chains. Whereas previous proposals used SMB as an opportunistic complement to conventional store queue-based forwarding, NoSQ uses SMB as a store queue replacement. NoSQ relies on two supporting mechanisms. The first is an advanced store-load bypassing predictor that for a given dynamic load can predict whether that load will bypass and the identity of the communicating store.
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