Chip Multiprocessor Architecture: Techniques to Improve Throughput and Latency by Kunle Olukotun
English | PDF | 2007 | 154 Pages | ISBN : 159829122X | 5.5 MB
Chip multiprocessors - also called multi-core microprocessors or CMPs for short - are now the only way to build high-performance microprocessors, for a variety of reasons. Large uniprocessors are no longer scaling in performance, because it is only possible to extract a limited amount of parallelism from a typical instruction stream using conventional superscalar instruction issue techniques. In addition, one cannot simply ratchet up the clock speed on today's processors, or the power dissipation will become prohibitive in all but water-cooled systems.