reduced instruction set computer

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Noun1.reduced instruction set computer - (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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First, and by far the more important, Intel is trying to head off the increasingly well-publicized IBM, Apple, Motorola Reduced Instruction Set Computer PowerPC-based juggernaut; and second, with time and experience, Intel has gained manufacturing knowledge on how best to fabricate the Pentium chip.
To keep their information fresh, ASFSA used an IBM computer with Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC) architecture.

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