A large context multithreaded architecture

  • R. Govindarajan
  • S. S. Nemawarkar
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 634)


Multithreaded architectures synthesize von Neumann computation model with data-driven evaluation to take advantage of both computation models. In this paper we propose the design and performance evaluation of a Large Context Multithreaded (LCM) architecture. The salient features of the proposed architecture are: (i) a layered approach to synchronization and scheduling of the three levels of program hierarchy, (ii) support for a large resident context to improve locality, and (iii) a novel high-speed buffer organization to ensures 100% data availability. Initial simulation results indicate that the proposed architecture is capable of sustaining very high processor utilization.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Govindarajan
    • 1
  • S. S. Nemawarkar
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Electrical EngineeringMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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