Patent Number: 8,578,140

Title: Branch prediction apparatus of computer storing plural branch destination addresses

Abstract: One aspect of the embodiments utilizes a branch instruction predicting unit includes a history memory to store a branch address as history information, a selecting unit to select a storing place with reference to selection information for selecting either one of storing places when the branch address of the branch instruction is stored as the history information, In the case that there are a plurality of branch addresses to be stored at a storing place, when a first branch address is stored at a storing place, a second branch address is stored at a storing place in accordance with selection information updated by the updating unit.

Inventors: Yokoi; Megumi (Kawasaki, JP)

Assignee: Fujitsu Limited

International Classification: G06F 9/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017