Issue No. 03 - March (1993 vol. 26)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/2.204677
<p>The processor reconfiguration through instruction-set metamorphosis (PRISM) general-purpose architecture, which speeds up computationally intensive tasks by augmenting the core processor's functionality with new operations, is described. The PRISM approach adapts the configuration and fundamental operations of a core processing system to the computationally intensive portions of a targeted application. PRISM-1, an initial prototype system, is described, and experimental results that demonstrate the benefits of the PRISM concept are presented.</p>
H. F. Silverman and P. M. Athanas, "Processor reconfiguration through instruction-set metamorphosis," in Computer, vol. 26, no. , pp. 11-18, 1993.