|Introduced||1986 (1996 PA-RISC 2.0)|
|Branching||Compare and branch|
|Extensions||Multimedia Acceleration eXtensions (MAX), MAX-2|
|Floating point||32 64-bit (16 64-bit in PA-RISC 1.0)|
PA-RISC is an instruction set architecture (ISA) developed by Hewlett-Packard. As the name implies, it is a reduced instruction set computer (RISC) architecture, where the PA stands for Precision Architecture. The design is also referred to as HP/PA for Hewlett Packard Precision Architecture.
PA-RISC has been succeeded by the Itanium (originally IA-64) ISA, jointly developed by HP and Intel. HP stopped selling PA-RISC-based HP 9000 systems at the end of 2008 but supported servers running PA-RISC chips until 2013.
... In the March 1987 issue we described the HP 3000 Series 930 and HP 9000 Model 840 Computers, which were HP's first realizations of HP Precision Architecture in off-the-shelf TTL technology. ...
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