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I was reading and learning about SIMD and AVX2 vector instruction, as I was trying to implement them for better performance.

While reading about vector instruction, I encountered the term deep pipeline. Now I understand what pipelining is from computer organization and design patterson & hennessy and Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach. I quickly again scanned the books mentioned and they do not explain deep pipelining with a example and just mention about it in a couple of sentences. I tried to do a google search and I encountered the same material as mentioned in the comments(which 99% talk about pipelining and not deep pipelining) which again just mention about deep pipelining in a couple of sentences (deep pipeline = more stages, splitting of instruction leads to quick execution ) . But, what I am looking for is a simple example of deep pipelining(and not pipelining) with good explanation of it as in how the instruction are split and how it leads to quicker execution.

So, the goal was to learn how to use vector instruction and later on GPU programming and while doing so, I encountered text which mentioned the use of deep pipeline with vector instruction. And, I am short of time, I spend some hours looking for deep pipeline on google and whatever I found was a couple of sentences explaining it and not a working example, to practically understand and visualize how a deep pipelining works.

So, I will appreciate if someone could point me to a resource which has a working example of deep pipelining with some explanation.

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    $\begingroup$ Valid recap questions after an introduction to pipelining. The effect of assignments tends to be lacking on anyone not doing them. $\endgroup$ – greybeard Dec 26 '19 at 8:52
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    $\begingroup$ @user2166888 Have you done prior study on pipelining before asking the question? If yes, it would be a better idea to ask a specific concept which is not clear. There are a lot of straightforward resources and can answer all of your general questions above. I'd start here (Wikipedia)[en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instruction_pipelining] $\endgroup$ – ss09 Dec 26 '19 at 9:17
  • $\begingroup$ @ss09 i do understand what pipelining is very well. and the wikipedia article that you mention, I scanned it and there is only one sentence about deep pipeline(As the pipeline is made "deeper" (with a greater number of dependent steps), a given step can be implemented with simpler circuitry, which may let the processor clock run faster).I was studying SIMD and there I encountered deep pipeline in a example. And they donot mention what exactly is deep pipeline in detail or how pipeline is made deeper with a example. i tried to google it, but everywhere I find one sentence reply to deep pipeline $\endgroup$ – user2166888 Dec 26 '19 at 11:16
  • $\begingroup$ I was able to find a couple of pages/documents which mention the concept with a little more detail. link1 CS@University of Alaska and link2 CS@Stony Brook. I hope this helps. $\endgroup$ – ss09 Dec 26 '19 at 18:41
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    $\begingroup$ We recommend you do a significant amount of research (on the topic of pipelining) before asking (e.g., reading standard textbooks would be a good start). Then, tell us what you do and don't understand, what your thoughts are, and make the question interesting by providing some background. In this case it's not clear what prevents you from answering. Perhaps you don't know what deep pipelining is. Perhaps you haven't read much about pipelining. Perhaps you haven't tried to reason through the question yourself. Perhaps you have and got stuck on something. Hard to tell. $\endgroup$ – D.W. Dec 26 '19 at 19:40

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