associative processor


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associative processor

[ə′sō·sē‚ād·iv ′präs‚es·ər]
(computer science)
A digital computer that consists of a content-addressable memory and means for searching rapidly changing random digital data stored within, at speeds up to 1000 times faster than conventional digital computers.
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Based on its highly parallel associative processor array architecture, the company is developing S-O-C products for Internet imaging in its upcoming MagiCAM(TM) product line.
is engaged in the design, development and manufacture of image processing products based on its proprietary associative processing technology and the development of future generations of massively parallel associative processors for high-speed computing.
During the last decade, several large conglomerates have failed in their attempts to develop an associative processor.