Abstract

Previous research has shown that Explicit Data Graph Execution (EDGE) instruction set architectures (ISA) allow for power efficient performance scaling. In this paper we describe the preliminary design of a new dynamic multicore processor called E2 that utilizes an EDGE ISA to allow for the dynamic composition of physical cores into logical processors. We provide details of E2’s support for dynamic reconfigurability and show how the EDGE ISA facilities out-of-order vector execution.