Issue No.01 - January/February (2000 vol.20)
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The authors describe UNUM, an architecture for integrating communications functionality into the CPU. UNUM not only simplifies the design of communications processors but also improves their performance and provides them with greater flexibility.
Charles D. Cranor, R. Gopalakrishnan, Peter Z. Onufryk, "Architectural Considerations for CPU and Network Interface Integration", IEEE Micro, vol.20, no. 1, pp. 18-26, January/February 2000, doi:10.1109/40.820048