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UltraSparc I: a four-issue processor supporting multimedia

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2 Author(s)
Tremblay, M. ; Sun Microsyst. Inc., Mountain View, CA, USA ; O'Connor, J.M.

UItraSpare I is a second-generation superscalar processor. It is a high performance, highly integrated, four issue superscalar processor based on the Spare Version 9 64-bit RISC architecture. We have extended the core instruction set to include graphics instructions that provide the most common operations related to two dimensional image processing; two- and three-dimensional graphics and image compression algorithms; and parallel operations on pixel data with 8-, 16-, and 32-bit components. Additional, new memory access instructions support the very high bandwidth requirements typical of graphics and multimedia applications

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Micro, IEEE  (Volume:16 ,  Issue: 2 )