numeric coprocessor

numeric coprocessor

[nü¦mer·ik kō′prä‚ses·ər]
(computer science)
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The top-of-the-line SupersPort 486 operates at 25 MHz and is specifically designed for statistical and mathematical applications since the i486 chip has an integrated numeric coprocessor.
A 486/133 CPU with 33 ns cache, numeric coprocessor and DLP graphics are linked with the KNOWBELL [*] software under an extended DOS operating system to provide a powerful system capable of handling the large data volume produced by an RCS measurement radar.
Typical systems will have a 40megabyte or larger hard disk with an average access time of 28 milliseconds or less for a high data transfer rate, not less than 2 megabytes of RAM with 32-bit memory access (4 megabytes or more are better to take advantage of die chip's power), an EGA or Video Graphics Array monitor, and an 80387 or Weitek numeric coprocessor. System response time, or more properly, perceived response time, is superb.