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processor complex[′prä‚ses·ər ‚käm‚pleks]
The central portion of a very large computer consisting of several central processing units working in concert.
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CEC(1) (Consumer Electronics Control) See HDMI CEC.
(2) (Central Electronic Complex) The set of hardware that defines a mainframe, which includes the CPU(s), memory, channels, controllers and power supplies included in the box. Some CECs, such as IBM's Multiprise 2000 and 3000, include data storage devices as well. Also known as "processor complex."
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