How VLIW almost disappeared - and then proliferated

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Very long instruction word (VLIW) refers to a computer architecture and algorithms that take advantage of large amounts of instruction level parallelism (ILP). Joseph A. (Josh) Fisher, a former Yale professor and a Hewlett-Packard Senior Fellow, introduced VLIW architecture in the early 1980s. The insights underlying Fisher's invention of VLIW came to him… (More)

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