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ZDNet UK: Codemorphing: Fresh as a DAISY

Nov 30, 2000, 16:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

"Transmeta's not the only chipmaker with codemorphing software. IBM Research is developing its own way to ensure VLIW chip compatability."

"There's more than one way to guarantee software compatibility between X86-based software and very long instruction word processors. Transmeta -- which made its codemorphing software the centrepiece of its low-power chips -- has developed one approach to insuring compatibility. IBM Research, with its Dynamically Architected Instruction Set from Yorktown (DAISY) translator, is building another."

"Last month, the very long instruction word (VLIW) project at IBM's TJ Watson Research Centre released DAISY into open source, under the IBM open source licence. The DAISY dynamic compiler work is an offshoot of IBM'S VLIW initiative, which began in 1986."

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