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functional unit

[¦fəŋk·shən·əl ′yü·nət]
(computer science)
The part of the computer required to perform an elementary process such as an addition or a pulse generation.

functional unit

A subsystem of the central processing unit of a computer. E.g. arithmetic and logic unit, memory address register, barrel shifter, register file.
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The CAD/CAM integration is a relatively new concept, that has been researched more in-depth only recently due to the availability of multiple execution units and larger processing power.
The accurate analysis of the performance impact of fetch hazards, modeling all the sources of contention in the execution core (bandwidth and latencies of the data cache and execution units, and instruction queue sizes) and the pollution introduced by speculative execution, is an area for future work.
The first method reduces power in the integer execution unit with aggressive clock gating, after determining that the upper portion of functional unit is not needed.
Special facilities within this building include a courtroom, a transitional housing pod and the execution unit. The transitional housing pod, consisting of 20 two-bed cells, allows inmates to acclimate to a less restrictive environment while interacting with other inmates before being transferred to another maximum security facility within the system.
Tenders are invited for refurbished urbanization project works of the execution unit sector f, polygon 2 of the general urban planning plan of conil de la frontera
Details: (1) Project Execution Unit. Ministry of Works and Transport.
AMD's way around the execution unit bottleneck is to simply duplicate the storage units and integer execution hardware, giving each thread its own register file and integer units, and bulking up the processor.
Most instructions can be executed in a single cycle of 17.8 nanoseconds (ns.) Each execution unit (32-bit ALU, 3 2-bit MAC, 32-bit Shift) can execute an instruction in a single cycle.
The chip includes a separate execution unit and 128-bit register file for the AltiVec instructions.
After an instruction finishes execution in an execution unit, its results are forwarded to a completion buffer, and then subsequently written to the appropriate register file set when the instruction is retired from the completion buffer.
BWA Project Execution Unit. Bldg 1, Manor Lodge Complex.
Tenders are invited for execution of the urbanization works corresponding to the unit of execution ue-2 of murgua (municipality of zuia), managed by the board of agreement ue-2 of murgua, according to the urbanization project of the execution unit 2 of murgia este, of the municipality of zuia, lava