MIPS (originally an abbreviation for Microprocessor short of Interlocked Pipeline Stages) is a decreased directive set computer (RISC) directive set design (ISA) elaborated by MIPS Technologies (formerly MIPS Computer Systems, Inc.). The first MIPS designs remained 32-bit, with 64-bit adaptations appended afterward. Multiple alterations of the MIPS directive set subsist, containing MIPS I, MIPS II, MIPS III, MIPS IV, MIPS V, MIPS32, and MIPS64. The present alterations are MIPS32 (for 32-bit implementations) and MIPS64 (for 64-bit implementations). MIPS32 and MIPS64 determine a command register set like well like the directive set.
Several elective additions are as well accessible, containing MIPS-3D that is a straightforward set of floating-point SIMD directions committed to commonplace 3D assignments, MDMX (MaDMaX) that is a further extensive digit SIMD directive set utilizing the 64-bit floating-point listings, MIPS16e that adds compacting to the directive flow to create programmes get up smaller place, and MIPS MT, that adds multithreading ability.
Computer design programs in colleges and technological colleges frequently research the MIPS design. The design considerably affected afterward RISC designs such like Alpha.
MIPS executions are firstly applied within implanted structures such like Windows CE machines, data routers, residential openings, and recording videogame consoles such like the Sony PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable. Until belated 2006, they remained as well applied within numerous of SGI’s computer articles. MIPS executions remained as well applied by Digital Equipment Corporation, NEC, Pyramid Technology, Siemens Nixdorf, Tandem Computers and other ones throughout the belated 1980s and 1990s. In the middle to belated 1990s, it was appraised that one in 3 RISC microprocessors created was a MIPS execution.