processor


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.

processor

[′prä‚ses·ər]
(computer science)
A device that performs one or many functions, usually a central processing unit. Also known as engine.
A program that transforms some input into some output, such as an assembler, compiler, or linkage editor.

processor

processor

(1) See CPU.

(2) May refer to software. See language processor and word processor.
References in periodicals archive ?
 Samsung unveiled plans for creating more power-efficient processors, which would pack in more transistors than current processors in the same surface area and therefore be more power-efficient and provide better performance.
Service processors simplify server management, and the streamlining and remote-management capabilities they offer can lead to significant savings in operational costs.
The problem is that multi-core processors are highlighting limitations in the current front side bus (FSB) memory architectures.
IBM's latest workstation, a new generation of dual-socket IntelliStation Z Pro, is also based on the dual-core Intel Xeon processors. Up to two of these processors up to 3.00 GHz, with 4-MB L2 cache, can go into these workstations.
Again, the electronics recycling processor has to make decisions concerning each item or type of item.
The RAID Storage Processor is also storage specific; CRC headers for enterprise-level data integrity are calculated on the fly.
For a particle at position [r.sub.i] = ([x.sub.i], [y.sub.i], [z.sub.i]) in a simulation box with sides of length [L.sub.x], [L.sub.y], and [L.sub.z], with 0 [less than or equal to] [x.sub.i] < [L.sub.x], 0 [less than or equal to] [y.sub.i] < [L.sub.x], 0 [less than or equal to] [z.sub.i] < [L.sub.z] the processor coordinates are given by
What the new server will also realise is the full potential of a technology that Intel has built into the current generation of Pentium 4 processors since last year, namely Hyper-Threading (HT).
"Our goal was to reduce the size of the individual processor to almost nothing but to have a large number of them," Denneau says.
The new processor is expected to accelerate the strong early industry acceptance of Pentium II Xeon processor-based workstations and servers.
So, this week, I gave the Dell desktop and the IBM Thinkpad to my colleagues and I bought a Compaq LTE 5200 with an active matrix color monitor, 120 MHz Pentium processor, 1.35 gigabyte disk drive, a removable 4 speed CD ROM drive, a 28,800 baud fax-modem, a PCMCIA 10BaseT ethernet adapter, and 75 megabytes of RAM.