Architectural state

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The architectural state[1] is the part of the CPU which holds the state of a process. This is typically held in processor registers and includes:

This does not include actual computation units as an ALU for instance.


  1. ^ Dubois, Michael; Annavaram, Murali; Stenström, Per (2012). Parallel Computer Organization and Design (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 430. ISBN 978-0-521-88675-8.