pipeline processing


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pipeline processing

(1) See graphics pipeline.

(2) A category of techniques that provide simultaneous parallel processing within the computer. Pipeline processing refers to overlapping operations by moving data or instructions into a conceptual pipe with all stages of the pipe performing simultaneously. For example, while one instruction is being executed, the computer is decoding the next. In vector processors, several steps in a floating point operation can be processed simultaneously. See superscalar and multicore.
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The market for pipeline processing and pipeline services is increasing steadily it was first started in the late 19th century.
First, for the pipeline processing of the windowing and FFT functions in the DBF block, multi-channel 2D data are simultaneously read from 8 memory blocks and are fed into each DBF block.

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