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A Shadow Prefetch Address Queue for Fast Direction Correction of Hardware-acquired Prefetch Streams

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000211213D
Publication Date: 2011-Sep-27

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Abstract

This invention describes a mechanism which enables a prefetch engine to quickly identify ascending or descending streaming access patterns in an efficient, low-cost manner, greatly improving the performance of application with bi-directional streaming.