Issue No.04 - April (2007 vol.40)
Joe Gebis , University of California, Berkeley
David Patterson , University of California, Berkeley
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MC.2007.124
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.
instruction set architectures, PowerPC, vector architecture, SIMD processors
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