This chapter concerns multiple-issue processors, i.e. superscalar and VLIW (very long instruction word) processors.
Most of today's general-purpose microprocessors are four- or six-issue superscalar often with an enhanced Tomasulo scheme.
VLIW is the choice for most signal processors.
VLIW is proposed as EPIC (explicitly parallel instruction computing) by Intel for its IA-64 ISA.