LCS Publication Details
Publication Title: PERFORMANCE TRADEOFFS IN MULTITHREADED PROCESSORS
Publication Author: Agarwal, A.
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LCS Document Number: MIT-LCS-TR-501
Publication Date: 4-1-1991
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Abstract:
High network latencies in large-scale multiprocessors can cause a significant drop in processor utilization. By maintaining multiple process contexts in hardware and switching among them in a few cycles, multithreaded processors can overlap computation with memory accesses and reduce processor idle time.
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