Patent Number: 6,298,431

Title: Banked shadowed register file

Abstract: An apparatus and method for improving processor performance during multithreaded processing based on the use of a banked shadowed register file for minimizing thread switch overhead.

Inventors: Gottlieb; Robert Steven (Sunnyvale, CA)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: G06F 9/46 (20060101); G06F 9/38 (20060101); G06F 9/30 (20060101); G06F 013/14 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018