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central processor

An alternate term for "central processing unit." See CPU.
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After a transaction is assigned to single central processor, central processor decides, if it is possible to perform operations of the transaction and return answer to coordinating processor, which waits answers from all nodes of network.
The number of terminals that can be attached to the central processor is limited and performance declines as the number of users increases.
A vast library of control modules is, therefore, required to create an integrated program, which is then uploaded to a central processor.
Digital computing machines, containing in one case at least a central processor and an input-output device, combined or placed in separate blocks.
Sulaiman Al Siksek, chief programs officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, said: "We are delighted to have achieved this milestone, as we can now move forward with the closure of the central processor area by completing all de-propping works for the roof by the end of this month.
But Bob Grim, AMD's director of client marketing, said that some PC makers are putting the processors in nettops, which are the size of hardcover books, and all-in-one PCs, which incorporate a central processor, a motherboard and a monitor in one box with a mouse and keyboard attached.
A size that allows for moving the processor closer to the sensor in eliminating lead noise and offloading from a central processor to create a Smart Sensor scenario.
This enables linear algebra operations to automatically run in parallel on all available processor cores, whether multiple or multicore central processor units.
AMD64 with Direct Connect Architecture helps eliminate the bottlenecks inherent in a front-side bus by directly connecting the processors, the memory controller and the I/O to the central processor unit, improving overall system performance and efficiency.
An infrared (IR)-jammer turret controlled by the central processor provides supplementary protection against missiles not defeated by the IR expendables.
Both systems are similar in that they link desktop computers to a larger central processor.
In conventional computing, each processor would simply calculate the exact mean of a certain fraction of the numbers and transmit the resulting value to a central processor, which would then assemble the data and calculate the overall mean.

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