instruction-level parallelism


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instruction-level parallelism

Executing two or more instructions simultaneously in a computer-based device. Instruction-level parallelism (ILP) is dependent on the problem being solved; for example, graphics and video processing have a high degree of parallelism. See parallel computing, multithreading and multicore.
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This lets the processor create significant instruction-level parallelism, something that the complier would not necessarily be able to accomplish.

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