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Reduced Instruction Set Computer
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processor (RISC) A processor whose design is based on the
rapid execution of a sequence of simple instructions rather
than on the provision of a large variety of complex
instructions (as in a Complex Instruction Set Computer).
Features which are generally found in RISC designs are uniform
instruction encoding (e.g. the op-code is always in the same
bit positions in each instruction which is always one word
long), which allows faster decoding; a homogenous registerset, allowing any register to be used in any context and
simplifying compiler design; and simple addressing modes
with more complex modes replaced by sequences of simple
arithmetic instructions.