vector processor

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vector processor

vector processor

A CPU that performs computations on more than one number or set of data simultaneously. A vector processor is known as a "single instruction stream multiple data stream" (SIMD) CPU. Contrast with scalar processor. See GPU, vector and pipeline processing.
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NEC's next-generation vector computer (2) is being developed to flexibly meet a wide range of price and performance needs.
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In addition to that system, there will be multiple subsystems, including a vector computer and a scalar SMP computer, to enable numerical simulations that take advantage of the massive memory space, offering users an optimized and efficient computing environment that can accommodate increasingly diverse R&D activities.
The ES was designed as a parallel vector computer suitable for numerical computation such as climate simulation.
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In recent years, once prevalent vector computers from the likes of Cray, Convex, Alliant, Fujitsu, and others, have given way to cluster computing configurations for even the most aggressive computing applications.