host processor

host processor

[′hōst ¦prä‚ses·ər]
(computer science)
The central computer in a hierarchical distributed processing system, which is typically located at some central site where it serves as a focal point for the collection of data, and often for the provision of services which cannot economically be distributed.
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Until now, the ECC has been embedded in the host processor and corrected 1 bit per 512 bytes.
Processor Supervisor--provides a host processor with two basic functions: detection of power supply fault conditions and a watchdog timer to escape a software lockup condition.
In an optimal IP SAN, the proper offloading of a host processor is achieved when a storage network access processor (SNAP) autonomously handles the complete TCP/IP traffic load-including fast path and exceptions--and ULPs such as iSCSI.
The new patent, entitled "Host microprocessor with apparatus for temporarily holding target processor state" describes a host processor "capable of executing a first instruction set to assist in running instructions of a different instruction set which is translated to the first instruction set by the host processor.
TransChip's single chip camera solution has been incorporated into Analog Devices' SoftFone platform, significantly shortening handset manufacturers' time to market by equipping them with a fully integrated imaging solution, whose small solution size and seamless interface with any host processor and LCD screen significantly lowers their manufacturing costs.
iChip is an updateable TCP/IP coprocessor that mediates the connection between a host processor and the Internet.
Designed for high-performance, high-bandwidth applications, the MPC7410 offers unrivaled PowerPC performance and provides a compelling solution for host processor requirements in next generation networking equipment.