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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. (computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a relatively small set of computer instructions that it can perform;
[syn: reduced instruction set computing, reduced instruction set computer, RISC]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

RISC n 1: (computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a relatively small set of computer instructions that it can perform [syn: reduced instruction set computing, reduced instruction set computer, RISC] [ant: CISC, complex instruction set computer, complex instruction set computing]
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

RISC Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (org., Austria)
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

RISC Reduced Instruction Set Code (CPU)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Reduced Instruction Set Computer RISC (RISC) A processor whose design is based on the rapid execution of a sequence of simple instructions rather than on the provision of a large variety of complex instructions (as in a Complex Instruction Set Computer). Features which are generally found in RISC designs are uniform instruction encoding (e.g. the op-code is always in the same bit positions in each instruction which is always one word long), which allows faster decoding; a homogenous register set, allowing any register to be used in any context and simplifying compiler design; and simple addressing modes with more complex modes replaced by sequences of simple arithmetic instructions. Examples of (more or less) RISC processors are the Berkeley RISC, HP-PA, Clipper, i960, AMD 29000, MIPS R2000 and DEC Alpha. IBM's first RISC computer was the RT/PC (IBM 801), they now produce the RISC-based RISC System/6000 and SP/2 lines. Despite Apple Computer's bogus claims for their PowerPC-based Macintoshes, the first RISC processor used in a personal computer was the Advanced RISC Machine (ARM) used in the Acorn Archimedes. (1997-06-03)