Jeffrey Pidge Rupley II, Marvin A Denman, Bradley G Burgess, David C Holloway: Method for performing branch prediction and resolution of two or more branch instructions within two or more branch prediction buffers. Motorola, December 5, 2000: US06157998 (45 worldwide citation)

A branch prediction unit apparatus and method uses an instruction buffer (20), a completion unit (24), and a branch prediction unit (BPU) (28). The instruction buffer (20) and/or the completion unit (24) contain a plurality of instruction entries that contain valid bits and stream identifier (SID) b ...