Controlling an order of instructions executed by a VLIW computing
architecture comprised of a plurality of computing functional units. A
first VLIW instruction sequence is generated based on jobs selected from
a job queue, each instruction field of the VLIWs corresponding to one of
the computing functional units and containing a sequential instruction.
The first VLIW sequence is sequentially executed by the computing
architecture, and a detection is made if any of the computing functional
units is in a free state. When at least one free computing functional
units is detected, a second sequence of long instruction words is
generated including instructions from a selected new job from the job
queue for each such free computing functional unit. The second sequence
of long instruction words is copied into the first sequence of long
instruction words, and execution of the first sequence of long
instruction words is resumed if it was halted.