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Configurable Microprocessor Branch Prediction for Performance and Power Savings

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000028112D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Apr-26
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-26

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This article introduces new techniques for implementing branch prediction mechanisms in a microprocessor design. These techniques provide ways to reduce power and provide a programmable configuration that can be used to increase performance and reduce the impact of the overall complexity.