forwarding technique

forwarding technique

Hi, I have a question on the pipeline of Xeon Phi. That is, does the pipeline of Xeon Phi support forwarding technique? If it does, there should not be any stalls for the RAW instructions (suppose the instructions access register only and no memory access). 

(1) ADD R1, R2, R3    // write the result into register R1

(2) MUL R5, R1, R4    // read the content of register R1

In theory, if the pipeline suupports the forwarding technique, there should not be any stalls between instruction (1) and instruction (2).

Jianbin

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The Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor vector micorarchitecture does use forwarding. You can read more about the microarchitecture in the following article. 

http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-xeon-phi-coprocessor-vector-microarchitecture

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