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From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Microprocessor without Interlocked Pipeline Stages
  MIPS project
  
      (MIPS) A project at Stanford University intended
     to simplify processor design by eliminating hardware
     interlocks between the five pipeline stages.  This means
     that only single execution cycle instructions can access the
     thirty two 32-bit general registers, so that the compiler
     can schedule them to avoid conflicts.  This also means that
     LOAD/STORE and branch instructions have a one-cycle delay to
     account for.  However, because of the importance of multiply
     and divide instructions, a special HI/LO pair of
     multiply/divide registers exist which do have hardware
     interlocks, since these take several cycles to execute and
     complicate instruction scheduling.
  
     The project eventually lead to the commercial MIPS R2000
     processor.
  
     (1995-02-09)
  

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