Short for Very Long Instruction Word
, a microprocessor
design technology. A chip
with VLIW technology is capable of executing many operations within one clock cycle
. Essentially, a compiler
reduces program instructions into basic operations that the processor can perform simultaneously. The operations are put into a very long instruction word
that the processor then takes apart and passes the operations off to the appropriate devices.
Compare with RISC and CISC.
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