complex instruction set computer


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Related to complex instruction set computer: reduced instruction set computer, RISC
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Noun1.complex instruction set computer - (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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The CR16MCS9 features the high performance and reduced cost of a RISC architecture while retaining the advantages of a traditional Complex Instruction Set Computer (CISC) such as variable length instructions for high code efficiency and small program memory requirements.
TAEC) with its parent company Toshiba Corporation (Toshiba) today announced the world's first 32-bit complex instruction set computer (CISC) microcomputers integrating 128 kilobytes (KB) of ROM and 6KB RAM.
IBM was more than doubling performance with the recent introduction of its G5 and G6 complex instruction set computer (CISC) microprocessors, some of the world's fastest commercial parts.