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Distributed instruction set computer architecture

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2 Author(s)
Lingtao Wang ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Texas Univ., Austin, TX, USA ; Chuan-lin Wu

The Distributed Instruction Set Computer Architecture (DISC) is proposed as a fine-grained multiprocessing computer architecture. DISC uses a parallel instruction set and a distributed control mechanism to explore fine-grained, parallel processing in a multiple-functional-unit system. Multiple instructions are executed in parallel and/or out of order at the highest speed of n instructions/cycle, where n is the number of functional units. Based on this architecture, a hardware system is developed. Extensive studies were conducted on a behavioral DISC system model to investigate the performance level, the effect of program sizes, and the hardware utilization. Simulation showed that a DISC system incorporating 16 functional units can run 7.7 times faster than a single-functional-unit DISC system

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Computers, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:40 ,  Issue: 8 )