from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. reduced instruction set computer

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  • Reduced instruction set computer.

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  • n. (computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a relatively small set of computer instructions that it can perform


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  • Potential targets include machines powered by Intel's high-end Itanium chips, as well those that use Sun's Sparc chips and IBM Power chips -- both known by the designation RISC, for reduced instruction-set computing.

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  • Intel particularly wants to compete with machines that used chips based on a technology called RISC -- for reduced instruction set computing -- which account for relatively small sales volumes but a large share of revenue in the server market.

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  • This pathway, called RISC, interacts with RNA at synapses to facilitate the protein synthesis associated with forming a stable memory.

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  • It failed to exploit a technology that made smaller computers much more competitive with their larger cousins dominated by IBM, a technology IBM itself invented known as RISC, reduced instruction-set computing but failed to see its huge potential.

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  • IBM grew into a risk-averse bureaucracy with an allergy to innovation.2 For instance, modern computer technology is in large part based on so-called RISC—reduced instruction computing—chips that run powerful workstations.

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  • ARM architecture (also known as RISC - 32-bit reduced instruction set computer).

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  • Hundreds more printers supported on RISC OS with Gutenprint port update You've got to realise that Guttenprint is modern software designed to run well on today's typical machines, not ancient creaking relics such as RISC OS systems.

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  • Acorn did pretty well using such RISC processors in personal computers as well.

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  • The word appreciate here equates to in a original compare (RISC marginal), mixing or putting together (Darby note), or dynamic (Darby note).

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  • In part that comes from the essential design of the chips: ARM stands for "Advanced RISC Machines".

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