reduced instruction set computing

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Noun1.reduced instruction set computing - (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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Support a mix execution engine (core),vector signal processing (VSP) and reduced instruction set computing (RISC);
For our Unix based systems, we had been using the native features of the RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computing) based systems for virtualisation and were quite familiar with partitioning and other ideas.

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