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2 Simulating Processors with ELAN(WRS’02)1 On Applying ELAN Strategies in Simulating Processors over Simple Architectures R. M. Neto 1, M. Ayala-Rincón 1, R. P. Jacobi 1, C. Llanos 1, R. Hartenstein 2 1 Instituto de Ciências Exatas Universidade de Brasília, Brasília D. F. Brasil 2 Fachbereich Informatik Universität Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern Germany WRS’02 Copenhagen 21-07-2002

3 Simulating Processors with ELAN(WRS’02)2 Overview Applying rewriting techniques in hardware design [Arvind et al] –specification of correct processors; formulation of simple logical digital circuits; cache protocols over memory systems –Correct specification of new features to processors Reorder buffers - ROB Speculative execution

4 Simulating Processors with ELAN(WRS’02)3 Overview In Arvind’s approach rewriting is neither applied for simulation nor for verification. Proposal  Translate to Verilog! Simulation and performance estimations using a rewriting-logic environment –logic plus rewriting allows for: Discrimination of architectural components Execution of assembly programs descriptions

5 Simulating Processors with ELAN(WRS’02)4 Overview Once correctness is proved, simulations allow for a statistical analysis of different implementations.

6 Simulating Processors with ELAN(WRS’02)5 Rewriting Rewrite rules: l => r if C Operational semantics: a rule is applied to a term, when its left-side matches a sub-term, replacing the matched sub-term with the corresponding right-side of the rule. All that, whenever the premise C of the rule holds.

7 Simulating Processors with ELAN(WRS’02)6 Rewriting  l l l => r if C C  r r  t[s ]  t[ ]whenever  One-step rewriting relation:  Important rewriting properties: termination and confluence Notation:  * “ zero or more steps of rewriting” relation; s “normal or canonical form” of s;  ! rewriting to a normal form;

8 Simulating Processors with ELAN(WRS’02)7 Rewriting In the context of processors specification: terms represent states and rewrite rules transformations between states, according to the instruction set of the processors. Beginning from an initial state and applying these rules we simulate the behavior of processors.

9 Simulating Processors with ELAN(WRS’02)8 Specifying Processors AX Architecture Instruction set: r:=Loadc(v)r:=Loadpc r:=Op(r 1,r 2 ) Jz(r 1,r 2 ) r:=Load(r 1 ) Store(r 1,r 2 ) Basic Processor –Single cycle, non pipelined, in-order execution SYS := Sys(MEM,PROC) PROC := Proc(ia, rf, prog)

10 Specifying Processors Basic Processor +1 Register File Int Mem PC ALU Data Mem PROC(ia,rf,prog) SYS(mem,Proc)

11 Simulating Processors with ELAN(WRS’02)10 Specifying Processors Jz(r 1,r 2 ) Defining instructions as rules [Jz] iania Sys(m,Proc(ia,rf,prog)) => Sys(m,Proc(nia,rf,prog)) where instIa:=() selectinst(prog, ia) if isinstJz(instIa) where r1:=()reg1ofJz(instIa) where r2:=()reg2ofJz(instIa) if valueofReg(r1,rf)!=0 choose try where nia:=()ia+1 if valueofReg(r1,rf)!=0 try where nia:=()valueofReg(r2,rf) if valueofReg(r1,rf)==0 if valueofReg(r1,rf)==0 end end

12 Simulating Processors with ELAN(WRS’02)11 Specifying Processors Set of rewrite rules R B [Loadc] Sys(m,Proc(ia,rf,prog)) => Sys(m,Proc(ia+1,insertRF(rf,r,v),prog)) where instIa :=() selectinst(prog,ia) if isinstLoadc(instIa) where r :=() nameofLoadc(instIa) where v :=() valueofLoadc(instIa) end [Loadpc] Sys(m,Proc(ia,rf,prog)) => Sys(m,Proc(ia+1,insertRF(rf,r,ia),prog)) where instIa :=() selectinst(prog,ia) if isinstLoadpc(instIa) where r :=() nameofLoadpc(instIa) end [Op] Sys(m,Proc(ia,rf,prog)) => Sys(m,Proc(ia+1,insertRF(rf,r,v),prog)) where instIa :=() selectinst(prog,ia) if isinstOp(instIa) where r1 :=() reg1ofOp(instIa) where r2 :=() reg2ofOp(instIa) where r :=() nameofOp(instIa) where v :=() valueofOp(r1,r2,rf) end [Jz] Sys(m,Proc(ia,rf,prog)) => Sys(m,Proc(nia,rf,prog)) where instIa :=() selectinst(prog,ia) if isinstJz(instIa) where r1:=() reg1ofJz(instIa) where r2:=() reg2ofJz(instIa) choose try where nia:=()ia+1 if valueofReg(r1,rf) != 0 try where nia:=()valueofReg(r2,rf) if valueofReg(r1,rf) == 0 end [Load] Sys(m,Proc(ia,rf,prog)) => Sys(m,Proc(ia+1,insertRF(rf,r0,v0),prog)) where inst :=() selectinst(prog,ia) if isinstLoad(inst) where r0 :=() nameofLoad(inst) where v0 :=() getMem(inst,rf,m) end [Store] Sys(m,Proc(ia,rf,prog)) => Sys(insertMEM(m,valueofReg(rA,rf), valueofReg(rB,rf)),Proc(ia+1,rf,prog)) where inst :=() selectinst(prog,ia) if isinstStore(inst) where rA :=() nameofStoreR1(inst) where rB :=() nameofStoreR2(inst) end

13 Simulating Processors with ELAN(WRS’02)12 Specifying Processors Speculative Processor To avoid waste of cycles/empty pipeline stages Reorder Buffer - ROB –Holds partially executed instructions –Renaming Tags/Register correspondence Speculative execution: – Branch Target Buffer - BTB

14 Specifying Processors Speculative Processor Register File Int Mem PC Data Mem Reorder Buffer ROB ALUs BTB branch pmb mpb Commit Fetch/Decode/Rename Kill Execute Kill/Update BTB PROC(ia,rf,itb,btb,prog) SYS(mem,Proc)

15 Simulating Processors with ELAN(WRS’02)14 Specifying Processors Speculative Processor Basic Processor –Single cycle, non pipelined, in-order execution SYS := Sys(MEM,PROC) PROC := Proc(ia, rf, prog) Speculative Processor –Pipelined, out-of-order execution SYS := Sys(MEM,PROC) PROC := Proc(ia, rf, itb, btb, prog)

16 Simulating Processors with ELAN(WRS’02)15 Specifying Processors Speculative Processor Set of rewrite rules R S Arithmetic Operation and Value Propagation Rules: [PsOp] [PsValueForward] [PsValueCommit] Branch Completion Rules [PsJumpCorrectSpec] [PsJumpWrongSpec] [PsNoJumpCorrectSpec] [PsNoJumpWrongSpec] Instruction Issue Rules [PsLoadcIssue] [PsLoadpcIssue] [PsOpIssue] [PsJzIssue] [PsLoadIssue] [PsStoreIssue] Memory Access Rules [PsLoad] [PsStore] R ITBF

17 Simulating Processors with ELAN(WRS’02)16 Specifying Processors Speculative Processor t(k)|-Op(v,v1), [PsOp] Sys(m,Proc(ia,rf,ITB(ia1,k,t(k)|-Op(v,v1), wf,sf).itbs2, btb, prog)) => t(k)|-execOponval(v,v1) Sys(m,Proc(ia,rf,ITB(ia1,k,t(k)|-execOponval(v,v1),wf,sf).itbs2, btb,prog)) end iaitbspia [PsJzIssue] Sys(m, Proc(ia,rf,itbs,btb,prog)) => Sys(m, Proc(pia,rf, ITB(ia,k,Jz(k0,k1), insEndITBs(ITB(ia,k,Jz(k0,k1),NoWreg,Spec(pia)),itbs), btb,prog)) where instIa :=() selectinst(prog,ia) if isinstJz(instIa) where r1 :=() reg1ofJz(instIa) where r2 :=() reg2ofJz(instIa) where k :=() lengthof(itbs)+1 where k0 :=() searchforLastTag(r1,rf,itbs) where k1:=()searchforLastTag(r2,rf,itbs) where pia:=()getbtb(ia,btb) end

18 Simulating Processors with ELAN(WRS’02)17 Specifying Processors Speculative Processor [PsJumpCorrectSpec] Jz(0,nia), Sys(m,Proc(ia,rf,ITB(ia1,k,Jz(0,nia),wf,Spec(pia)).itbs,btb,prog)) => itbs Sys(m,Proc(ia,rf,itbs,btb,prog)) if pia==nia if pia==nia end

19 Specifying Processors Reorder Buffer t 1 :=Op(v’,v’’)t 2 :=Load(t’)t 3 :=Op(t 2,t 1 ) Program:... r o :=Op(r 1,r 2 ) r 3 :=Load(r 4 ) r 5 :=Op(r 3,r 1 )... Issue Rules Execution in the buffer Memory Register File Values Commited t 0 := v... Ps_Op_Issue: Proc(ia,rf,itbs,btb,[...(ia,r 5 :=Op(r 3,r 1 )...]) Proc(ia+1,rf,itbs+ITB(ia,t 3 :=Op(t 2,t 1 )),btb,prog) Ps_Value_Commit: Proc(ia,tf,ITB(t:=v)+itbs,...) Proc(ia,tf,itbs,...)

20 Specifying Processors Reorder Buffer Jz(0,nia),Spec(pia) t 2 :=Load(t’)t 3 :=Op(t 2,t 1 ) Program:... r 3 :=Load(r 4 ) r 5 :=Op(r 3,r 1 )... Issue Rules Execution in the buffer Memory Register File Values Commited t 0 := v... Ps_Jump_WrongSpec: Proc(ia,rf,itbs 1 +ITB(ia,Jz(0,nia), Wreg, Spec(pia))+itbs 2, btb, prog) Proc( nia,rf,itbs 1, btb’, prog)

21 Simulating Processors with ELAN(WRS’02)20 Correctness of the specifications R S simulates R B : R B simulates R S : The speculative processor simulates the basic one: in fact, a basic processor term can be “upgraded” to one of the speculative processor simply by adding an empty ITB and an arbitrary BTB to the processor. During some time of the execution over an speculative processor, if no instruction is issued then the ITB will soon become empty. Only instruction issue rules can further expand the ITB. Thus, we can define another rewriting system, R ITBF, which consist of all rules in R S except the instruction issue rules.R ITBF

22 Simulating Processors with ELAN(WRS’02)21 Correctness of the specifications R B simulates R S : R S Terms of the speculative processors  * t R ITBF  !  ! Terms of the basic processor ITBF( s )  * ITBF( t ) R B Notation ITBF(s) result of eliminating the empty ITB and the BTB

23 Simulating Processors with ELAN(WRS’02)22 Implementation in ELAN Philosophy of “Rewriting-logic”: combination of possibilities of rewriting and of logic strategies for controlling application of rewrite rules. Also, rewriting logic plus meta-logic. Well-known programming environments like –Maude [J. Meseguer, SRI Int. CSL, Menlo Park CA] –ELAN [C. kirchner, LORIA/INRIA, Nancy France] and –Cafe-OBJ [JAIST, Japan] are available.

24 Implementation in ELAN Logic and strategies Rewrite based specification Super user programmer Computational system rewrite engine Initial State: Assembly Code with Current Memory State Query Result Final State: Processor State After Exec Instructions, predictions Control of BUFFERS Transformations

25 Simulating Processors with ELAN(WRS’02)24 Implementation in ELAN Rewrite rules used for specifying the instruction set used for specifying the method of branching prediction

26 Simulating Processors with ELAN(WRS’02)25 Implementation in ELAN Branch TakenBranch Not Taken Prediction Method(1-Bit) Taken Not taken Taken

27 Simulating Processors with ELAN(WRS’02)26 Implementation in ELAN Branching prediction: BTB : (1,2).(2,3).....(n,m).... n th instruction: Jz(r 1,r 2 ) [PsJumpWrongSpec] Sys(m,Proc(ia,rf,ITB(ia1,k,Jz(0,nia),wf,Spec(pia)).itbs,btb,prog)) => Sys(m,Proc(nia,rf,nilitb,btb1,prog)) pia != nia if pia != nia changebtb(ia1,nia,btb) where btb1 := ()changebtb(ia1,nia,btb) end

28 Simulating Processors with ELAN(WRS’02)27 Implementation in ELAN Rewriting-logic/strategies Control how to apply rules. Aspects as size and the way of working with the ROBs may be determined by rewrite strategies.

29 Simulating Processors with ELAN(WRS’02)28 Implementation in ELAN select one( {issue rules} ); select one( {issue rules}  {id} ); repeat *  n-1 select one( {issue rules}  {id} ); normalize( select one( {non issue rules} ) Size control of the ROB by strategies. R ITBF

30 Implementation in ELAN Issue Rules ITB 1234 Normalize Arithmetic Op Memory Access Value Forward Value Commit

31 Simulating Processors with ELAN(WRS’02)30 Estimating Processors Performance ELAN statistics number of applied rules Analyzing eventual performance of processor implementations. Example: Number of correct and wrong predictions when running the same processor with different method of speculation. counting the number of applications of rules: PsJumpCorrectSpec PsNoJumpWrongSpec PsJumpWrongSpec PsNoJumpWrongSpec

32 Estimating Processors Performance Quicksort Inst(1,4|-Loadc(1)). Inst(2,5|-Op(4,0)). Inst(3,Store(5,97)). Inst(4,6|-Op(4,1)). Inst(5,99|-Op(92,100)). Inst(6,Store(6,99)). Inst(7,2|-Load(5)). Inst(8,3|-Load(6)). Inst(9,4|-Op(4,98)). Inst(10,5|-Op(0,4)). Inst(11,6|-Op(1,4)). Inst(12,99|-OpE(2,2,3)). Inst(13,101|-Loadc(61)). Inst(14,Jz(99,101)). Inst(15,96|-Op(2,100)). Inst(16,95|-Op(3,100)). Inst(17,95|-Op(95,97)). Inst(18,94|-Load(96)). Inst(19,95|-Op(95,98)). Inst(20,99|-Load(95)). Inst(21,99|-OpE(0,99,94)). Inst(22,101|-Loadc(19)). Inst(23,Jz(99,101)). Inst(24,96|-Op(96,97)). Inst(25,99|-Load(96)). Inst(26,99|-OpE(1,99,94)). Inst(27,101|-Loadc(50)). Inst(28,Jz(99,101)). Inst(29,99|-OpE(1,96,95)). Inst(30,101|-Loadc(55)). Inst(31,Jz(99,101)). Inst(32,90|-Load(2)). Inst(33,91|-Load(95)). Inst(34,Store(2,91)). Inst(35,Store(95,90)). Inst(36, 4|-Op(4,97)). Inst(37, 5|-Op(4,0)). Inst(38, 6|-Op(4,1)). Inst(39,99|-Op(95,97)). Inst(40,Store(5,99)). Inst(41,Store(6,3)). Inst(42,4|-Op(4,97)). Inst(43,5|-Op(4,0)). Inst(44,6|-Op(4,1)). Inst(45,Store(5,2)). Inst(46,99|-Op(95,98)). Inst(47,Store(6,99)). Inst(48,101|-Loadc(7)). Inst(49,Jz(100,101)). Inst(50,99|-OpE(1,96,3)). Inst(51,101|-Loadc(24)). Inst(52,Jz(99,101)). Inst(53,101|-Loadc(29)). Inst(54,Jz(100,101)). Inst(55,90|-Load(96)). Inst(56,91|-Load(95)). Inst(57,Store(96,91)). Inst(58,Store(95,90)). Inst(59,101|-Loadc(19)). Inst(60,Jz(100,101)). Inst(61,99|-OpE(0,4,100)). Inst(62,101|-Loadc(7)). Inst(63,Jz(99,101)). Inst(64,1000|-Loadc(999)). nilp ***END***

33 Simulating Processors with ELAN(WRS’02)32 Estimating Processors Performance One Bit Vs Two Bit Speculative Prediction

34 Simulating Processors with ELAN(WRS’02)33 Conclusions and Future Work Rewriting-logic is useful for specifying correctly processors, but also for testing their performance. Going down more levels –Execution stages: fetch-decode-execute by atomizing the current implemented rules. Describing in this way more accurately processors behavior. Going down more levels: –Logic circuit layout design.

35 Simulating Processors with ELAN(WRS’02)34 Conclusions and Future Work Important natural aspects of rewriting theory, nowadays hard to resolve and implement in programming and proof assistants environments, may be useful for testing accurately new proposed technologies: Like a real non deterministic out-of-order execution.

36 Simulating Processors with ELAN(WRS’02)35 Cronograma para Conclusão

37 Simulating Processors with ELAN(WRS’02)36 Further Reading M. Ayala-Rincón, R. Hartenstein, R. P. Jacobi and C. Llanos, Designing Arithmetic Digital Circuits via Rewriting-Logic, M. Ayala-Rincón, R. Maya Neto, R. P. Jacobi, C. Llanos and R. Hartenstein, Architectural Specification and Simulation Through Rewriting-Logic, Prototypes: Talk: publications.html

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