It's able to crunch multiple instructions per clock cycle, plus the internal pipeline is significantly shorter.
What does IPC stand for?
IPC stands for Instructions Per Clock
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- Information technology (IT) and computers
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We have 600 other meanings of IPC in our Acronym Attic
- Installed Production Capacity (various companies)
- Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (French: Pasteur Institute of Cambodia)
- Institute for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits (now IPC Association Connecting Electronics Industries)
- Institute for Polymers and Composites (Portugal)
- Institute for the Prevention of Crime (University of Ottawa; Canada)
- Institute of Petroleum Chemistry (Tomsk, Russia)
- Institute of Philippine Culture
- Institute of Physical Chemistry
- Institute of Printed Circuits
- Institutional Planning Committee
- Instructions Per Cycle (computer)
- Instructor Productivity Center
- Instrument Panel Cluster (automotive)
- Instrument Proficiency Check
- Instrumentation Process Control (various locations)
- Insulated Power Cable
- Insulin-Producing Cell
- Insurance Professionals of Calgary (Canada)
- Integrated Paying and Collecting (System)
- Integrated Peripheral Controller
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However this gets done - whether it is using future dual-core Opterons, using Opterons with beefed up floating point units that can do twice as many instructions per clock, or using a cluster with twice as many processors - the 40 teraflops level seems to be what Cray, AMD, and now SuSE are striving for.
The mobile AMD Athlon XP processor 1800+ features both QuantiSpeed architecture - claimed to enable more instructions per clock cycle - and PowerNow
The superscalar architecture has a performance advantage because it executes two instructions per clock cycle, bringing higher performance for a given operating frequency.
At the heart of the MPC7447A is a high-speed superscalar PowerPC core that is capable of issuing four instructions per clock cycle (three instructions + branch) into eleven independent execution units.
Targeted at networking applications, the 440GRx processor offers clock speeds up to 667 MHz, with a superscalar architecture that can execute two instructions per clock cycle.
This MIPS64-class processor can execute up to six instructions per clock cycle, into a pipeline that uses in-order issue, out-of-order and dispatch and execution and in-order retirement.
The single chip Efficeon TM8800 is specified as featuring a high performance processor core capable of issuing up to eight internal instructions per clock, an integrated DDR-400 memory interface and an AGP-4X high-speed graphics interface.