SPARC is an acronym for Scalable Processor ARChitecture. It is a RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computing) design created and licensed by Sun Microsystems, Inc. RISC work began at Sun in 1984, by Bill Joy and Dave Patterson, and the first SPARC was introduced in 1987. It is widely licensed and used.
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Notes from course on SPARC ASM, for learning the architecture and writing programs for it; by Mark Smotherman, computer science professor, Clemson University.
Member funded organization, founded 1988. Owns all Scalable Processor ARChitecture trademarks, provides trademark use and registrations, compliance testing, branding and general information services to the SPARC community, lists all certified products, registered trademarks, news releases, member company profiles.
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Microprocessors from Sun Microelectronics division. Wide range of powerful processors, can be directly incorporated into custom designs.
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