VLIW

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VLIW

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VLIW

(Very Long Instruction Word) A CPU architecture that reads a group of instructions and executes them at the same time. For example, the group (word) might contain four instructions, and the compiler ensures that those four instructions are not dependent on each other so they can be executed simultaneously. Otherwise, it places no-ops (blank instructions) in the word where necessary.
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