complex instruction set computing


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Related to complex instruction set computing: reduced instruction set computing, Instruction set architecture
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Noun1.complex instruction set computing - (computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a large number of instructions hard coded into the CPU chip
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
reduced instruction set computer, reduced instruction set computing, RISC - (computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a relatively small set of computer instructions that it can perform
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By eliminating the concept of physical processing cores, Soft Machines' Virtual Instruction Set Computing (VISC) differentiates itself from established Complex Instruction Set Computing (CISC) and Reduced Instruction Set Computing (RISC) architectures - the popular examples being x86 and ARM respectively.

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