VLIW and EPIC
VLIW (very long instruction word) andEPIC (explicit parallel instruction computing):
Compiler packs a fixed number of instructions into a single VLIW/EPIC instruction.
The instructions within a VLIW instruction are issued and executed in parallel, EPIC is more flexible.
Examples: VLIW: High-end signal processors (TMS320C6201) EPIC: Intel Merced/Itanium