Trace driven simulation of dynamic branch prediction schemes

J. F. Gamez, S. Akhtar, S. N.J. Murthy

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Simulation studies of two branch prediction schemes in superscalar pipelined computers are presented in this paper. The two studied meth ods are the Per-address Adaptive (PA) scheme and the Global Adaptive (GA) scheme. In addi tion, simulation studies of a modification of the PA scheme, called Switched P/G Adaptive (SPGA), are also presented. Using several benchmarks, it has been illustrated that SPGA scheme has promising results at the possible expense of slight hardware addition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-242
Number of pages16
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2000


  • Computer architecture
  • bench mark
  • branch prediction
  • performance


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