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.
Mindspeed's ESP is a network-optimized processor that combines the benefits of reduced instruction set computing (RISC) and complex instruction set computing (CISC), providing capabilities uniquely suited to network edge and access applications.
TAEC) Monday announced that software updates for development tools that support the company's Complex Instruction Set Computing (CISC) microcontroller products are now directly downloadable from the TAEC's Web site.

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