HyperLink   Structural and Static Analysis Techniqures for Enhancing Compiler Support of Predicated Execution
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  Kevin M. Crozier
  MS thesis. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999.

The performance of modern superscalar and very long instruction word (VLIW) processors depends on their ability to execute multiple instructions per cycle. These processors contain multiple data paths and multiple functional units to concurrently execute independent instructions from the instruction stream. In order to realize their performance potential, these processors demand that increasing levels of instruction-level parallelism (ILP) be exposed by the compiler. Unfortunately, recent studies have shown that conventional optimization and scheduling methods cannot expose enough parallelism for full utilization of these processors [1].