Category Archives: Papers

Making EZProxy easier

Graduate students like me read lots of research papers. Not all research papers are available for free download online—yet—so we have to access them through our university’s EZProxy gateway. I made a simple bookmark that makes reading papers with EZProxy … Continue reading

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Why TAGE is the best

The TAGE branch predictor by AndrĂ© Seznec and Pierre Michaud is the best branch predictor today, winning the last two branch predictor competitions (CBP2 and CBP3). It was introduced in a 2006 paper: A case for (partially) tagged Geometric History … Continue reading

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Paper: A Model for Hierarchical Memory

Asymptotic complexity of algorithms (the “big-O” notation) is a staple of computer science and engineering. We usually focus on asymptotic worst-case time complexity. For example, we know that quicksort can take up to n2 steps to sort a sequence of … Continue reading

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