pipeline break

pipeline break

(architecture)
(Or "pipeline stall") The delay caused on a processor using pipelines when a transfer of control is taken. Normally when a control-transfer instruction (a branch, conditional branch, call or trap) is taken, any following instructions which have been loaded into the processor's pipeline must be discarded or "flushed" and new instructions loaded from the branch destination. This introduces a delay before the processor can resume execution.

"Delayed control-transfer" is a technique used to reduce this effect.
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This position builds on Peters work to protect the Great Lakes from a catastrophic pipeline break in the Great Lakes, particularly in the Straits of Mackinac.
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The DEIS mistakenly stated: "The most likely oil-spill scenario for spills greater than 1,000 barrels is a 4,600-barrel spill from a pipeline break that leaks for 12 hours.
The pipeline break is partly because [the US government] has delayed US assistance to Somalia.
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Production in Norway was reduced because of storms during the first half of the month, while supply from the US was lower due to a pipeline break on January 21 in the Gulf of Mexico.