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CISC

clean intermittent self-catheterization (insertion of a flexible catheter by a patient into his or her own bladder when a catheter is needed to drain retained urine).
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IBM was more than doubling performance with the recent introduction of its G5 and G6 complex instruction set computer (CISC) microprocessors, some of the world's fastest commercial parts.
The new RISC (reduced instruction set computing) systems have up to two-and-one-half times the performance of similarly priced, current complex instruction set computers and provide a unique combination of sophisticated software and duplexed hardware along with IBM support and services.