Issue No.04 - August (1996 vol.16)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/40.526921
The Visual Instruction Set (VIS), first introduced with the UltraSPARC-I microprocessor, is described from an Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) standpoint. Besides covering the functionality of each instruction individually, we look at a few widely used algorithms that can be sped up significantly (2-7X) by using VIS. The software environment surrounding VIS is also described.
Marc Tremblay, J. Michael O'Connor, Venkatesh Narayanan, Liang He, "VIS Speeds New Media Processing", IEEE Micro, vol.16, no. 4, pp. 10-20, August 1996, doi:10.1109/40.526921