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A stack-based register set.

Russell, Gordon and Shaw, Paul (1993) A stack-based register set. Technical Report. University of Strathclyde.

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Abstract/Description

Register windowing has become a common sight in high speed processors, reducing the memory traffic required to preserve register contents over sub-routine invocations. However, approaches to register windowing have changed little since their introduction. In this article, the current windowing schemes (namely fixed-sized and variable-sized) are presented, along with methods of implementation. A number of disadvantages with these systems are identified, and the requirements for an improved register windowing mechanism defined. A new register windowing paradigm is presented, known as Shifting Register Windows , which is design to meet these requirements. This windowing system is first given in overview, followed by a more detailed description of the underlying model. Finally, a performance analysis of the model is presented, and conclusions drawn on speed and efficiency.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Additional Information: RR-93-85 (formally ARCH-09-93)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Register windowing; high speed processors; Shifting Register Windows;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3189
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2010 11:59
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2011 12:56
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3189

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