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Instruction Scan For Early Resolution Of A Branch Instruction

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000056329D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-14

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Yamour, JY [+details]

Abstract

This article presents a hardware realization of an algorithm through which an instruction stream can be scanned in search of a branch instruction. The early detection of a Branch, ahead of the Decode Pointer, can be utilized in prefetching the target instruction stream.