complex instruction set computing

   Abbreviated CISC, pronounced "[sisk]." A processor that can recognize and execute more than 100 different assembly-language, or low-level, instructions. CISC processors can be powerful, but the instructions take a high number of clock cycles to execute. This complexity is in contrast to the simplicity of reduced instruction set computing (RISC) processors, in which the number of available instructions has been cut to a minimum. RISC processors are common in workstations and can be designed to run up to 70 percent faster than CISC processors.

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  • Complex Instruction Set Computing — (CISC) (engl. für Rechnen mit komplexem Befehlssatz) ist eine bestimmte Designphilosophie für Prozessoren. Ein CISC Prozessor ist ein Prozessor mit komplexem Befehlssatz. Die Bezeichnung ist ein Retronym, das mit Einführung der RISC Prozessoren… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Complex Instruction Set Computing — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda CISC es un modelo de arquitectura de computadores (del inglés Complex Instruction Set Computer). Los microprocesadores CISC tienen un conjunto de instrucciones que se caracteriza por ser muy amplio y permitir… …   Wikipedia Español

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  • complex instruction set computing — noun (computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a large number of instructions hard coded into the CPU chip • Syn: ↑complex instruction set computer, ↑CISC • Ant: ↑RISC (for: ↑CISC), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • complex instruction set computer — noun (computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a large number of instructions hard coded into the CPU chip • Syn: ↑complex instruction set computing, ↑CISC • Ant: ↑RISC (for: ↑CISC), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Reduced Instruction Set Computing — (RISC) (engl. für Rechnen mit reduziertem Befehlssatz) ist eine bestimmte Designphilosophie für Prozessoren. Es steht im Gegensatz zum CISC Prozessor Design. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Konsequenzen des RISC Befehlssatzes 2 Geschichte 3 Eigenschaften …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • reduced instruction set computing — noun (computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a relatively small set of computer instructions that it can perform • Syn: ↑reduced instruction set computer, ↑RISC • Ant: ↑CISC (for: ↑RISC), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • reduced instruction set computing —    Abbreviated RISC, pronounced [risk]. A processor that recognizes only a limited number of assembly language instructions. RISC chips are relatively cheap to produce and debug because they usually contain fewer than 128 instructions. RISC… …   Dictionary of networking

  • No instruction set computing — (NISC) is a computing architecture and compiler technology for designing highly efficient custom processors and hardware accelerators by allowing a compiler to have low level control of hardware resources. Contents 1 Overview 2 History 3 See also …   Wikipedia

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