Move Instruction Performance Enhancement
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19
The performance of MOVE instructions (e.g. instructions which copy data from one location in memory to another) is enhanced through the use of a Move Register and a Multiplexer (MUX) which eliminate the need to bring data to the processor. The Move Register and Multiplexer are placed near the memory and satisfy the execution capability requirement of being able to move unaligned data.