Summary: Prescient Instruction Prefetch
, Pedro Marcuello3
, Paul Chow2
, Per Hammarlund4
, Hong Wang1
Microprocessor Research, Intel Labs
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
Departament d´Arquitectura de Computadors, UPC, Barcelona
Intel Barcelona Research Center, Intel Labs
Desktop Products Group, Intel Corp.
This paper introduces prescient instruction prefetch, a technique that
uses helper threads to improve single-threaded application
performance by performing judicious and timely instruction prefetch.
A helper thread is initiated when the main thread encounters a spawn