05712791 is referenced by 13 patents and cites 2 patents.

The disclosed method of designing a circuit includes the step of building a dependency graph for a set of computer program instructions. A set of artificial dependencies are inserted into the dependency graph to form a modified dependency graph. The artificial dependencies are hardware limitations such as register renaming limitations, branch prediction limitations, and memory disambiguation limitations. The execution performance of selected artificial dependencies of the modified dependency graph are then analyzed to generate a set of performance values. The top-ranked performance value is associated with a modified dependency graph with a selected set of hardware dependencies. A circuit specification corresponding to the modified dependency graph with the selected set of hardware dependencies is then used to fabricate a circuit.

Title
Method and apparatus for designing a circuit by analyzing selected artificial hardware dependencies inserted into a dynamic dependency graph
Application Number
8/550800
Publication Number
5712791
Application Date
October 31, 1995
Publication Date
January 27, 1998
Inventor
Gary R Lauterbach
Los Altos Hills
CA, US
Agent
Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert
Agent
Williams S Galliani
Assignee
Sun Microsystems
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/50
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