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A VLIW (very long instruction word) architecture machine called the TRACE has been built along with its companion Trace Scheduling compacting compiler. This machine has three hardware configurations, capable of executing 7, 14, or 28 operations simultaneously. The 'seven-wide' achieves a performance improvement of a factor of five or six for a wide range of scientific code, compared to machines
VLIW architecture; trace scheduling compiler; very long instruction word; TRACE; run-time resource usage; performance results; computer architecture; program compilers; scheduling.
P.K. Rodman, D.P. Papworth, J.J. O'Donnell, R.P. Nix, R.P. Colwell, "A VLIW architecture for a trace Scheduling Compiler", IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 37, no. , pp. 967-979, August 1988, doi:10.1109/12.2247
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