attached processor


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attached processor

[ə′tacht ′präs‚es·ər]
(computer science)
A computer that is electronically connected to and operates under the control of another computer.

attached processor

An additional CPU connected to the primary CPU in a multiprocessing environment. It operates as an extension of the primary CPU and shares the system software and peripheral devices.
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RIPPEN runs on platforms that include the PC(TM), Macintosh(TM), PowerMac(TM), and Sun(TM), and attached processors from SKY(TM), CSPI(TM), Mercury(TM), Mizar(TM), and others.
The synchronous functionality of IDT's new dual-port devices is important because it relieves attached processors from having to hold control signals for extended periods and maximizes performance for the target application.