Split branch system utilizing separate set branch, condition and branch instructions and including dual instruction fetchers

N Sidwell (Inventor), A Sturges (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Translated title of the contributionSplit branch system utilizing separate set branch, condition and branch instructions and including dual instruction fetchers
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberUS5961637
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Bibliographical note

Other: Patent number: US5961637
This invention describes a way of splitting branch instructions into two parts, such that a branch target fetcher could be given as much advance warning as possible of a branch target. Unlike conventional prefetching, it does not require the fetcher to look ahead in the instruction stream

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