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1. (WO2017019008) HAZARD PREDICTION FOR A GROUP OF MEMORY ACCESS INSTRUCTIONS USING A BUFFER ASSOCIATED WITH BRANCH PREDICTION

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/019008    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/042199
Publication Date: Fri Feb 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Jul 28 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: G06F 12/08
G06F 9/38
Applicants: APPLIED MICRO CIRCUITS CORPORATION
Inventors: ASHCRAFT, Matthew
THAIK, Richard
Title: HAZARD PREDICTION FOR A GROUP OF MEMORY ACCESS INSTRUCTIONS USING A BUFFER ASSOCIATED WITH BRANCH PREDICTION
Abstract:
A fetch component and an execution component system and method wherein the fetch component is configured for storing a hazard prediction associated with a group of memory access instructions in a buffer associated with branch prediction. The execution component is configured for executing a memory access instruction associated with the group of memory access instructions as a function of the hazard prediction entry.