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.
J. Michael O'Connor, Venkatesh Narayanan, Marc Tremblay, "VIS Speeds New Media Processing", IEEE Micro, vol.16, no. 4, pp. 10-20, August 1996, doi:10.1109/40.526921