speculative execution

<processor> A technique allows a superscalar processor to keep its functional units as busy as possible by executing instructions before it is known that they will be needed.

The Intel P6 uses speculative execution.

Compare branch prediction, speculative evaluation.

Last updated: 1995-05-05

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