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Embracing and Extending 20th-Century Instruction Set Architectures
April 2007 (vol. 40 no. 4)
pp. 68-75
Joe Gebis, University of California, Berkeley
David Patterson, University of California, Berkeley
A vector case study shows how new functionality can be added to extend the 80x86 and PowerPC architectures to support a full vector architecture, primarily by enhancing their multimedia extensions to provide a better model for compilers and an easier-to-understand model for programmers.
Index Terms:
instruction set architectures, PowerPC, vector architecture, SIMD processors
Citation:
Joe Gebis, David Patterson, "Embracing and Extending 20th-Century Instruction Set Architectures," Computer, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 68-75, April 2007, doi:10.1109/MC.2007.124
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