NOTE: It will take a minute or two for the images to load. (Next time,
I'll just have it draw the lines. :-) )
An animation of the order of resource
assignment in DEE is now presented. The basic assumptions are the same
as those in the figure in the DEE Tutorial,
especially: predicted paths go to the left, and
not-predicted paths go to the right; and:
a Branch Prediction Accuracy (BPA) of 70% is used. The latter was chosen for
purposes; DEE ideas still hold for other, more common, BPA's.
ILP speedups in the 10's have been
demonstrated in simulations,
assuming a BPA of about 90%.
The data indicate that DEE is likely to improve upon SP execution
even with better
BPA's; there will always be some fraction of branches which are
unpredictable, and due to an Amdahl's Law type of effect,
their unpredictability will highly constrain ILP without the
use of DEE.