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RISC

(rɪsk)
n acronym for
(Computer Science) reduced instruction set computer: a computer in which the set of instructions which it can perform has been reduced to the minimum, resulting in very fast data processing

RISC

(rɪsk)
n.
reduced instruction set computer: a computer whose central processing unit recognizes a relatively small number of instructions, which it can execute very rapidly. Compare cisc
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.RISC - (computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a relatively small set of computer instructions that it can perform
computer architecture, architecture - (computer science) the structure and organization of a computer's hardware or system software; "the architecture of a computer's system software"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
complex instruction set computer, complex instruction set computing, CISC - (computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a large number of instructions hard coded into the CPU chip
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Samsung selected ARM's RISC technology because of its unique combination of high performance, low cost and low power consumption, as well as its ability to be easily integrated -- all vital requirements for embedded applications in emerging consumer products.
In a RISC machine, a small set of built-in instructions allows plenty of extra room on a chip for temporarily storing data close at hand rather than on separate memory chips.
To see how this plays out, look at HP, IBM, and SCI These vendors can now say they "have it all"--from high-performance RISC workstations to high-performance, commodity-priced Itanium workstations, using the OS of your choice.
As the creator of RISC technology, we believe the availability of Cerner's highly acclaimed clinical information systems on IBM's complete family of RISC systems brings together the world's finest computing technology with world class patient care-focused software applications, giving healthcare information system buyers the kind of price/performance choices they want and need in clinical computing.
Therefore, customers can develop a general purpose and simpler RISC based chips with reduced power consumption, and take advantage of utilizing existing resources for increased VoIP and media capabilities.
Glenn is unique as both a central figure in the PC industry and an early leader in RISC technology.
RISC servers continue to show spending growth in TIP's 2006 projections, but users report greater interest in x86's increasing power and standardized instruction set, allowing them to run many of the same applications on the same operating systems as RISC, at far lower costs.
Apple's Macintosh on RISC SDK will kick-start the development process for many developers eager to take advantage of the performance of the PowerPC microprocessor," said Rick Fleischman, Macintosh with PowerPC Development Tools product manager at Apple.
Products developed utilizing TAEC's powerful low-cost TX49 RISC CPU core based ASSPs will provide low cost, single chip solutions for the transition to digital broadcast reception.
Silicon Graphics has more than tripled its investment in open RISC development since its merger with MIPS.
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MIPS RISC processors deliver tremendous CPU power necessary for the Windows NT operating system and next-generation power-hungry applications," said Wei Yen, chief operating officer of MIPS Technologies, Inc.