{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

VLIW Architecture - functional units The group of...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
1. Meaning of VLIW ~VLIW stands for Very Large Instruction Word. ~VLIW processors rely on compile time analysis to identify and bundle together instructions that can be executed concurrently ~These instructions are packed and dispatched together Thus the name very long instruction word This concept is employed in the Intel IA64 processors ~VLIW processors have static instruction issue capability ~A compiler generates long instructions having multiple operations meant for different
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: functional units The group of instructions that could be issued in a single cycle are called: an issue packet or a Bundle ~There is no (or only partial) hardware hazard detection: No dependence check logic for instructions issued at the same cycle ~ Tradeoff instruction space for simple decoding The long instruction word has room for many operations But have to fill with NOP if enough operations cannot be found...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Ask a homework question - tutors are online