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4stack Processor

The 4stack processor project is a research project for high performance, low cost computing. Find the following informations:

The 4stack Processor uses stack based instructions for a four way VLIW processor. If implemented in state of the art technology, the 4stack processor would significantly outperform high-end DSPs like the TMS 320C6x or the TigerSHARC, and also allow to run the complete application on a single processor (no additional RISC core required).

Increasing performance demands for modern applications require increasing level of parallel execution. The 4stack processor architecture focus on fine grain parallelism. A number of tradeoff considerations led to the architectural concept of a VLIW with four stacks and two data units:

Bernd Paysan, 21may1997, 26nov2000