Category Archives: Intel Microarchitecture Codename Sandy Bridge

Pipeline Speak, Part 2: The Second Part of the Sandy Bridge Pipeline

Last week I posted a blog explaining the front-end of the pipeline on Intel(R) Microarchitecture Codename Sandy Bridge. Today’s blog completes the discussion of the pipeline by explaining the back-end, and then why it’s helpful to know this stuff in general. The Back-End The back-end of the pipeline is responsible for executing the micro-operations the [...] Read more >

Pipeline Speak: Learning More About Intel® Microarchitecture Codename Sandy Bridge

As I’m sure you know, modern processors employ a technique called pipelining to increase instruction throughput. In a pipeline, various dedicated pieces of hardware on the processor each perform particular functions needed to process an instruction, on different instructions at the same time. For example, while one part of the pipeline is executing instruction A, [...] Read more >

What we’ve been doing to make performance analysis easier on Intel® Microarchitecture Codename Sandy Bridge

New Intel(R) Microarchitecture Codename Sandy Bridge support and tuning guide! We’ve been listening to your feedback on software tuning. Specifically, we’ve been working to make it even easier for developers to analyze software performance on Intel® Microarchitecture Codename Sandy Bridge. So now I’m really excited to tell you about the new Sandy Bridge: General Exploration [...] Read more >