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Computer Architecture, 5th Edition by David A. Patterson, John L. Hennessy

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3 Instruction-Level Parallelism and Its Exploitation

“Who’s first?”

“America.”

“Who’s second?”

“Sir, there is no second.”

Dialog between two observers of the sailing race later named “The America’s Cup” and run every few years—the inspiration for John Cocke’s naming of the IBM research processor as “America.” This processor was the precursor to the RS/6000 series and the first superscalar microprocessor.

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