Issue No. 12 - December (2017 vol. 50)
David Patterson , University of California, Berkeley
A widely cited Computer article published in 1982 described the reduced instruction set computer (RISC) as an alternative to the general trend at the time toward increasingly complex instruction sets. A RISC executes most instructions in a single short cycle.
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D. Patterson, "Reduced Instruction Set Computers Then and Now," in Computer, vol. 50, no. 12, pp. 10-12, 2017.