Multisequencing a Single Instruction Stream Identifying Dead Registers in the Common Virtual Register File
Original Publication Date: 1993-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Multisequencing a Single Instruction Stream (MSIS) is a uniprocessor organization in which a set of processing elements (PEs) working in concert execute Segments of the instruction stream. The Segments are either P-Segments, normal uniprocessor instruction stream portions, that are processed in the E-MODE of MSIS and produce Z-Segments, or the Z-Segments that are processed in Z-MODE by MSIS. The main difference between E-MODE and Z-MODE is that during E-MODE each PE sees all instructions in the Segment and executes the ones that are assigned to it, but during Z-MODE, a PE only sees the instructions assigned to it.