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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This RISC-based system uses two high-resolution, mirror-scanning light emitting diode displays to produce a 3-D experience.
On January 27, in Washington, DC, during a symposium held to introduce "The Revolution in Supercomputing," McCracken introduced a new computer line that SGI claims puts the power of up to 18 Cray Y-MP class supercomputers in a single RISC-based system.
Friedman also says the IBM RISC-based system is ideal for business applications because it is an open system and very user friendly.