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Simple Algorithm for Locking Short Loops in an Instruction Buffer Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049463D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09

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Agerwala, TKM [+details]


The proposed algorithm will capture most short loops with minimal hardware. Once a loop is captured, subsequent instructions are fetched from the I-buffer. This reduces the absolute branch time and interference with operand accesses.