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Multithreading Architectures

Multithreading Architectures
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Joel Emer December 5, 2005 6.823, L23-1 Multithreading Architectures Joel Emer Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Massachusetts Institute of Technology Based on the material prepared by Krste Asanovic and Arvind Joel Emer December 5, 2005 6.823, L23-2 Pipeline Hazards t0 t1 t2 t3 t4 t5 t6 t7 t8 t9 t10 t11 t12 t13 t14 F D X M W LW r1, 0(r2) F D D D D X M W LW r5, 12(r1) ADDI r5, r5, 12 F F F F D D D D X M W SW 12(r1), r5 F F F F D D D D • Each instruction may depend on the next What can be done to cope with this? • Even bypassing does not eliminate all delays Joel Emer December 5, 2005 6.823, L23-3 Multithreading How can we guarantee no dependencies between instructions in a pipeline? One way is to interleave execution of instructions from different program threads on same pipeline Interleave 4 threads, T1-T4, on non-bypassed 5-stage pipe t0 t1 t2 t3 t4 t5 t6 t7 t8 t9 Prior instruction in F D X M W T1: LW r1, 0(r2) a thread always F D X M W T2: ADD r7, r1, r4 completes write- F D X M W T3: XORI r5, r4, 12 back before next instruction in T4: SW 0(r7), r5 F D X M W same thread reads T1: LW r5, 12(r1) F D X M W register file Joel Emer December 5, 2005 6.823, L23-4 CDC 6600 Peripheral Processors (Cray, 1964) Image removed due to copyright restrictions. To view image, visit http://www.bambi.net/computer_museum/cdc6600_ and_console.jpg • First multithreaded hardware • 10 “virtual” I/O processors • Fixed interleave on simple pipeline • Pipeline has 100ns cycle time • Each virtual processor executes one instruction every 1000ns • Accumulator-based instruction set to reduce processor state Joel Emer December 5, 2005 6.823, L23-5 Simple Multithreaded Pipeline X PC PC GPR1 1 PC GPR1 IR I GPR1 1 PC GPR1 1 1 D Y +1 2 2 Thread select Have to carry thread select down pipeline to ensure correct state bits read/written at each pipe stage Joel Emer December 5, 2005 6.823, L23-6 Multithreading Costs • Each thread requires its own user state –PC –GPRs • Also, needs its own system state – virtual memory page table base register – exception handling registers • Other costs? • Appears to software (including OS) as multiple, albeit slower, CPUs Joel Emer December 5, 2005 6.823, L23-7 Thread Scheduling Policies • Fixed interleave (CDC 6600 PPUs, 1965) – each of N threads executes one instruction every N cycles – if thread not ready to go in its slot, insert pipeline bubble • Software-controlled interleave (TI ASC PPUs, 1971) – OS allocates S pipeline slots amongst N threads – hardware performs fixed interleave over S slots, executing whichever thread is in that slot • Hardware-controlled thread scheduling (HEP, 1982) – hardware keeps track of which threads are ready to go – picks next thread to execute based on hardware priority scheme Joel Emer December 5, 2005 6.823, L23-8 Denelcor HEP (Burton Smith, 1982) Image removed due to copyright restrictions. To view image, visit http://ftp.arl.mil/ftp/historic- computers/png/hep2.png First commercial machine to use hardware threading in main CPU – 120 threads per processor – 10 MHz clock rate – Up to 8 processors – precursor to Tera MTA (Multithreaded Architecture) Joel Emer December 5, 2005 6.823, L23-9 Tera MTA (1990-97) Image removed due to copyright restrictions. To view image, visit http://www.npaci.edu/online/v2.1/ mta.html • Up to 256 processors • Up to 128 active threads per processor • Processors and memory modules populate a sparse 3D torus interconnection fabric • Flat, shared main memory – No data cache – Sustains one main memory access per cycle per processor • GaAs logic in prototype, 1KW/processor 260MHz – CMOS version, MTA-2, 50W/processor Joel Emer December 5, 2005 6.823, L23-10 MTA Architecture • Each processor supports 128 active hardware threads – 1 x 128 = 128 stream status word (SSW) registers, – 8 x 128 = 1024 branch-target registers, – 32 x 128 = 4096 general-purpose registers • Three operations packed into 64-bit instruction (short VLIW) – One memory operation, – One arithmetic operation, plus – One arithmetic or branch operation • Thread creation and termination instructions • Explicit 3-bit “lookahead” field in instruction gives number of subsequent instructions (0-7) that are independent of this one – c.f. instruction grouping in VLIW – allows fewer threads to fill machine pipeline – used for variable-sized branch delay slots Joel Emer December 5, 2005 6.823, L23-11 MTA Pipeline Issue Pool Inst Fetch • Every cycle, one instruction from one W active thread is M A C launched into pipeline • Instruction pipeline is 21 cycles long W • Memory operations incur 150 cycles of W latency Retry Pool Assuming a single thread issues one instruction every 21 cycles, and clock Interconnection Network rate is 260 MHz… What is performance? Memory pipeline Effective single thread issue rate is 260/21 = 12.4 MIPS Write Pool Memory Pool Joel Emer December 5, 2005 6.823, L23-12 Multithreading Design Choices • Fine-grained multithreading – Context switch among threads every cycle • Coarse-grained multithreading – Context switch among threads every few cycles, e.g., on: » Function unit data hazard, »L1 miss, »L2 miss… • Why choose one style over another? • Choice depends on – Context-switch overhead – Number of threads supported (due to per-thread state) – Expected application-level parallelism… Joel Emer December 5, 2005 6.823, L23-13 Coarse-Grain Multithreading Tera MTA designed for supercomputing applications with large data sets and low locality – No data cache – Many parallel threads needed to hide large memory latency Other applications are more cache friendly – Few pipeline bubbles when cache getting hits – Just add a few threads to hide occasional cache miss latencies – Swap threads on cache misses Joel Emer December 5, 2005 6.823, L23-14 MIT Alewife (1990) • Modified SPARC chips Image removed due to – register windows hold different thread contexts copyright restrictions. • Up to four threads per node To view image, visit http://www.cag.lcs.mit.e • Thread switch on local cache du/alewife/pictures/jpg/1 miss 6-extender.jpg Joel Emer December 5, 2005 6.823, L23-15 IBM Power RS64-IV (2000) • Commercial coarse-grain multithreading CPU • Based on PowerPC with quad-issue in-order five-stage pipeline • Each physical CPU supports two virtual CPUs • On L2 cache miss, pipeline is flushed and execution switches to second thread – short pipeline minimizes flush penalty (4 cycles), small compared to memory access latency – flush pipeline to simplify exception handling Joel Emer December 5, 2005 6.823, L23-16 Superscalar Machine Efficiency Issue width Instruction issue Completely idle cycle (vertical waste) Time Partially filled cycle, i.e., IPC 4 (horizontal waste) • Why horizontal waste? • Why vertical waste? Joel Emer December 5, 2005 6.823, L23-17 Vertical Multithreading Issue width Instruction issue Second thread interleaved cycle-by-cycle Time Partially filled cycle, i.e., IPC 4 (horizontal waste) • What is the effect of cycle-by-cycle interleaving? – removes vertical waste, but leaves some horizontal waste Joel Emer December 5, 2005 6.823, L23-18 Chip Multiprocessing Issue width Time • What is the effect of splitting into multiple processors? – eliminates horizontal waste, – leaves some vertical waste, and – caps peak throughput of each thread. Joel Emer December 5, 2005 6.823, L23-19 Ideal Superscalar Multithreading Tullsen, Eggers, Levy, UW, 1995 Issue width Time • Interleave multiple threads to multiple issue slots with no restrictions Joel Emer December 5, 2005 6.823, L23-20 O-o-O Simultaneous Multithreading Tullsen, Eggers, Emer, Levy, Stamm, Lo, DEC/UW, 1996 • Add multiple contexts and fetch engines and allow instructions fetched from different threads to issue simultaneously • Utilize wide out-of-order superscalar processor issue queue to find instructions to issue from multiple threads • OOO instruction window already has most of the circuitry required to schedule from multiple threads • Any single thread can utilize whole machine