Very long instruction word (VLIW)

Very long instruction word (VLIW) is an instruction set architecture designed to take full advantage of instruction level parallelism (ILP) for improved performance. Central processing units (CPU, processor) allow programs to specify instructions to execute in sequence only whereas a VLIW processor allows programs to explicitly specify instructions to execute in parallel. This design is intended to allow higher performance without the complexity inherent in some other designs.

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