Superscalar Suite 1.0 (SSS.1.0) in SVC Format
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Author: Miroslav N. Velev
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213, U.S.A.
mvelev@ece.cmu.edu
http://www.ece.cmu.edu/~mvelev
Date: April 5, 1999
Description: Propositional logic formulas to be checked for being
tautologies
This research was supported in part by the SRC under contract 99-DC-068.
0. Condition of Availability
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The SSS.1.0 benchmark suite is made available, provided that any
publications that use it will list the reference:
M.N. Velev, Superscalar Suite 1.0. Available from: http://www.ece.cmu.edu/~mvelev.
and that the authors of such publications will email
Miroslav N. Velev (mvelev@ece.cmu.edu)
and
Randal E. Bryant (Randy.Bryant@cs.cmu.edu)
with the best results achieved, and with enough technical details as to enable the
replication of the experiments.
1. Format Description
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The propositional formulas use only the following Boolean connectives:
NOT, AND, OR, and ITE.
They are generated according to the SVC format [3], with
set $temp_977 = (or $Taken_Branch_1_1, EX_MEM_Jump, $temp_973)
set $temp_978 = (not $temp_977)
set $temp_979 = (and $temp_976 $temp_978)
set $temp_980 = (ite $temp_979 IF_ID_Branch Branch_0)
being examples of the Boolean connectives in the format.
Names of intermediate nodes begin with "$", while names of Boolean variables
do not.
All the benchmarks contain a single formula to be checked for
being a tautology by means of the SVC command "check_valid".
The command "quit" designates the end of a benchmark.
2. Benchmarks
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The propositional formulas were generated as described in [1]. They represent
the correctness criteria for a 1-issue DLX processor [2], as well as for
different versions of a 2-issue in-order superscalar DLX processor.
2.1 Correct Model Verification
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The following benchmarks are ordered in increasing order of their complexity.
They should all be tautologies.
Benchmark Processor Model Verified
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dlx1_c 1-issue, 5-stage DLX processor that implements the following
6 instruction types: register-register, register-immediate,
load, store, branch, jump;
The following are 2-issue superscalar DLX models with in-order execution,
having 2 pipelines of 5 stages each:
dlx2_aa has two arithmetic pipelines (implementing register-register
and register-immediate instructions), such that either 1 or 2 new
instructions are fetched every clock cycle, conditional on the
second instruction in the Decode stage having (or not) a data
dependency on the first instruction in that stage;
dlx2_sa can execute arithmetic and store instructions by the first
pipeline and arithmetic instructions by the second pipeline, so
that in addition to the case of the above data dependency,
1 instruction will be fetched also when the second instruction
in the Decode stage is a store (i.e., there is a structural hazard);
dlx2_la can execute arithmetic, store, and load instructions by the first
pipeline and arithmetic instructions by the second pipeline, so that
2 load interlocks come into play now (between the instruction in
Execute in the first pipeline and the two instructions in Decode)
and 0, 1, or 2 new instructions can be fetched each cycle;
dlx2_ca has a complete first pipeline, capable of executing the 6 instruction
types, and an arithmetic second pipeline, such that 0, 1, or 2 new
instructions can be fetched each cycle;
dlx2_cs has a complete first pipeline, and a second pipeline that can execute
arithmetic and store instructions, such that 0, 1, or 2 new
instructions can be fetched each cycle;
dlx2_cl has a complete first pipeline, and a second pipeline that can execute
arithmetic, store, and load instructions, such that 0, 1, or 2 new
instructions can be fetched each cycle, conditional on 4 possible load
interlocks (between a load in Execute in either pipeline and an
intruction in Decode in either pipeline) and the resolution of the
structural hazard of branches and jumps in Decode of pipeline two,
which need to wait for pipeline one;
dlx2_cc has two complete pipelines, 4 possible load interlocks, but no
structural hazards, such that 0, 1, or 2 new instructions can be fetched
each cycle.
2.2 Incorrect Model Verification
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The benchmarks dlx2_cc_bug* are 40 incorrect versions of benchmark dlx2_cc, so that
they should NOT be tautologies.
The sequence of bug numbers does not reflect the relative complexity of the
Boolean formulas.
References:
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[1] M.N. Velev, and R.E. Bryant, "Superscalar Processor Verification
Using Efficient Reductions of the Logic of Equality with Uninterpreted
Functions to Propositional Logic", Correct Hardware
Design and Verification Methods (CHARME'99), September 1999.
Available from: http://www.ece.cmu.edu/~mvelev.
[2] J.L. Hennessy, and D.A. Patterson, Computer Architecture:
A Quantitative Approach, 2nd edition, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers,
San Francisco, CA, 1996.
[3] Stanford Validity Checker (SVC). Available from: http://sprout.Stanford.EDU/SVC/.
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