VLIW is an acronym for: Very Long Instruction Word. This processor architecture implements a type of instruction level parallelism; multiple words executed per processor cycle. Similar to superscalar methods and architectures, it uses several execution units (e.g. 2 multipliers), so processors can execute several instructions at once (e.g. 2 multiplications). It is well suited to problems that can be processed as Single Instruction, Multiple Data: SIMD.
By Joseph A. Fisher, Paolo Faraboschi, Cliff Young; Morgan Kaufmann, 2004, ISBN 1558607668. Technology is removing the gap between embedded and VLIW computing: high-performance methods that seemed too costly for embedded use have become feasible and popular. Book description, reviews, biographies.
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Very-Long Instruction Word architectures: an alternative way to organize processors. Instead of the trend toward hardware making complex decisions for scheduling machine-level instructions in programs, VLIW systems do scheduling at compile time.
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