In the area of high-performance processors, there remain only a few dogged bottlenecks that fundamentally constrain performance, i.e., these bottlenecks render additional millions of transistors mostly ineffective. This project attacks one of the remaining grand-challenge problems in scaling microprocessor performance: ambiguous control-flow.
Conference and Journal Papers
A. S. Al-Zawawi, V. K. Reddy, E. Rotenberg, and H. Akkary. Transparent Control Independence (TCI). Proceedings of the 34th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA-34), pp. 448-459, June 2007. [pdf]
A. S. Al-Zawawi. Transparent Control Independence (TCI). Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University, August 2007. [NCSU library: on-line thesis]
M. M. Al-Otoom. Preliminary Study of Trace-Cache-Based Control Independence Architecture. M.S. Thesis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University, May 2006. [NCSU library: on-line thesis]
Transparent Control Independence (TCI). Presented at ISCA-34 by A. S. Al-Zawawi. [pps]
This project is supported by NSF grant No. CCR-0429843 (Control-Flow Processors), and generous funding and equipment donations from Intel.
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