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parallel computer

[′par·ə‚lel kəm′pyüd·ər]
(computer science)
A computer that can carry out more than one logic or arithmetic operation at one time.
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Parallel Computer

 

a digital computer in which all operations on codes are ordinarily carried out for all digits simultaneously. There is a separate channel (code line, adder, and the like) for each digit of the digital codes used in the machine. Parallel digital computers are used when high computer productivity is more important than minimizing equipment requirements. For example, they are used as high-speed stationary general-purpose or information-logical computers and as control units working in real time.

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parallel computer

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parallel computer

A computer that can perform multiple processes simultaneously. See parallel computing.
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