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4 Defoe: An Example VLIW Architecture

We now describe Defoe, an example processor used in this section to give the reader a feel for VLIW architecture and programming. Though it does not exist in reality, its features are derived from those of several existing VLIW processors. Later sections that describe the IA-64 and the Crusoe, will contrast those architectures with Defoe. Figure 1 shows the architecture of the Defoe processor.

Figure 1: Defoe Architecture


Binu K. Mathew