Skip to main content
Select Source:

VLIW

VLIW Abbrev. for very long instruction word. A VLIW machine is one in which a number of normal instructions are combined and are capable of simultaneous execution using parallel functional units. The instruction may be hundreds of bits long. A compiler must ensure that operations packaged in a VLIW do not have data dependencies that would be violated by their parallel execution. See also superscalar.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"VLIW." A Dictionary of Computing. . Encyclopedia.com. 15 Dec. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"VLIW." A Dictionary of Computing. . Encyclopedia.com. (December 15, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/computing/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/vliw

"VLIW." A Dictionary of Computing. . Retrieved December 15, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/computing/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/vliw

VLIW

VLIW Computing very long instruction word

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"VLIW." The Oxford Dictionary of Abbreviations. . Encyclopedia.com. 15 Dec. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"VLIW." The Oxford Dictionary of Abbreviations. . Encyclopedia.com. (December 15, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/vliw

"VLIW." The Oxford Dictionary of Abbreviations. . Retrieved December 15, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/vliw