RISC - Reduced Instruction Set Computer
Machine Organization Accomplishment |1974
IBM researcher: John Cocke
Where the work was done: IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
What we accomplished: Cocke (pictured) was responsible for designing a simpler computer than the historic IBM 360 CISC (Complex Instruction Set Computer), with instructions easily targeted by compilers, and with a large register set, typically 32 registers, and uniform 32-bit instruction encoding.
Related links: Wikipedia Article on RISC, IBM Article on RISC
Image credit: Computer History Museum
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