Definition of Complex instruction set computer
1. Noun. (computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a large number of instructions hard coded into the CPU chip.
Generic synonyms: Architecture, Computer Architecture
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Antonyms: Risc, Reduced Instruction Set Computer, Reduced Instruction Set Computing
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Literary usage of Complex instruction set computer
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1. Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1997: The National Data Book by United States Department Of Commerce, United States Government Printing Office (1879)
"RISC=Reduced Instruction Set Computer CISC=complex instruction set computer. Source of tables 1251 and 1252: Dataquest. Inc.. San Jose. CA. ..."
2. Challenges in Predicting New Firm Performance by Arnold C. Cooper (1993)
"Microprocessor vendors preferred to focus on their own complex instruction set computer (CISC) microprocessors. In a last-ditch effort, Sun went to FMI's ..."
3. U. S. Industrial Outlook, 1994: Business Forecasts for 350 Industries (1994)
"The Pentium is the latest in Intel's family of CISC (complex instruction set computer) microprocessors, which dominate the PC market worldwide. ..."
4. Promoting High-Performance Computing and Communications by Francis Pierce, Sherry Snyder (1993)
"Most mainframe and personal computers, by contrast, still use complex-instruction-set computer (CISC) architecture. The central difference between the two ..."
5. 50 Years of Army Computing, from ENIAC to MSRC: A Record of a Symposium and by Thomas J. Bergin, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, US Army Ordnance Center and School (2000)
"... the first 1-us core memory, the first complex instruction set computer, and the first hardware implementation of a polynomial multiply instruction. ..."