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ALSO CALLED: Reduced Instruction Set Computer Microprocessors, RISC Microprocessors, Star Processors, Reduced Instruction Set Computer, RISC Processors, Reduced Instruction Set Computing
DEFINITION: RISC (reduced instruction set computer) is a microprocessor that is designed to perform a smaller number of types of computer instructions so that it can operate at a higher speed (perform more millions of instructions per second, or MIPS). Since each instruction type that a computer must perform requires additional transistors and circuitry, a larger list or set of computer instructions tends to  … 
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A Catalyst for Mission-Critical Transformation
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WHITE PAPER: IT organizations looking to improve service levels and drive down total costs for their most demanding workloads should take a closer look at the latest Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series. Read this paper to learn more.
Posted: 29 Oct 2010 | Published: 05 May 2010

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Migrating From UNIX/ RISC To Red Hat Enterprise Linux® On Intel® Processor-Based Servers
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WHITE PAPER: Red Hat Enterprise Linux running on Intel® processor-based servers is helping companies cut TCO by up to 50 percent and more versus comparable UNIX/RISC solutions, while providing a better foundation for growth. This white paper outlines the key benefits of migration and provides a step-by-step guide to conducting a successful transition.
Posted: 10 Aug 2009 | Published: 10 Aug 2009

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RISC DEFINITION (continued): …  make the microprocessor more complicated and slower in operation.John Cocke of IBM Research in Yorktown, New York, originated the RISC concept in 1974 by proving that about 20% of the instructions in a computer did 80% of the work. The first computer to benefit from this discovery was IBM's PC/XT in 1980. Later, IBM's RISC System/6000, made use of the idea. The term itself (RISC) is credited to David Patterson, a teacher at the University of California in Berkeley. The concept was used in Sun Microsystems' SPARC microprocessors and led to the founding of what is now MIPS Technologies, part … 
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