Early performance results from the prototype Morello microarchitecture

  • Robert N. M. Watson (University of Cambridge),
  • Jessica Clarke (University of Cambridge),
  • Peter Sewell (University of Cambridge),
  • Jonathan Woodruff (University of Cambridge),
  • Simon W. Moore (University of Cambridge),
  • Graeme Barnes (Arm Limited),
  • Richard Grisenthwaite (Arm Limited),
  • Kathryn Stacer (Arm Limited),
  • Silviu Baranga (Arm Limited), and
  • Alexander Richardson (Google LLC)

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Please cite this report as:

Robert N. M. Watson, Jessica Clarke, Peter Sewell, Jonathan Woodruff, Simon W. Moore, Graeme Barnes, Richard Grisenthwaite, Kathryn Stacer, Silviu Baranga, and Alexander Richardson. Early performance results from the prototype Morello microarchitecture. Technical Report UCAM-CL-TR-986, University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory, 30 September 2023.

Or in BibTeX:

  author =       {Watson, Robert N. M. and Clarke, Jessica and Sewell, Peter
                  and Woodruff, Jonathan and Moore, Simon W. and Barnes,
                  Graeme and Grisenthwaite, Richard and Stacer, Kathryn and
                  Baranga, Silviu and Richardson, Alexander},
  title =        {{Early performance results from the prototype Morello
  institution =  {University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory},
  address =      {15 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0FD, United Kingdom,
                  phone +44 1223 763500},
  month =        {September},
  year =         {2023},
  number =       {UCAM-CL-TR-986}

This work was supported by Innovate UK project "Digital Security by Design (DSbD) Technology Platform Prototype", 105694.

Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) under contract HR0011-22-C-0110 ("ETC"). The views, opinions, and/or findings contained in this report are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the official views or policies, either expressed or implied, of the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government.

We gratefully acknowledge UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), who sponsored the creation of Morello, and the significant investment by DARPA in supporting the creation of CHERI and its earlier prototypes. We also acknowledge Arm Limited and Google, Inc.

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