Reexecution and selective reuse in checkpoint processors

Amit Golander, Shlomo Weiss

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Abstract

Resource-efficient checkpoint processors have been shown to recover to an earlier safe state very fast. Yet in order to complete the misprediction recovery they also need to reexecute the code segment between the recovered checkpoint and the mispredicted instruction. This paper evaluates two novel reuse methods which accelerate reexecution paths by reusing the results of instructions and the outcome of branches obtained during the first run. The paper also evaluates, in the context of checkpoint processors, two other reuse methods targeting trivial and repetitive arithmetic operations. A reuse approach combining all four methods requires an area of 0.87[mm2], consumes 51.6[mW], and improves the energy-delay product by 4.8% and 11.85% for the integer and floating point benchmarks respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions on High-Performance Embedded Architectures and Compilers II
Pages242-268
Number of pages27
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5470 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

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