serial computer


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serial computer

A single-processor computer that executes one instruction after the other. Contrast with parallel computer.
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A SERIAL computer thief from Southport who stole a doctor's laptop -delaying research into the hospital superbug MRSA and affecting patients' treatment - has been jailed at the Old Bailey.
The RS-232 serial computer output permits the unit to be connected to a PC for monitoring and storing results.
However, Strawn notes, "you just can't build a serial computer that's big enough and fast enough to attack some of the huge supercomputing problems that we're addressing now, such as good prediction of tornadoes or the simulation of combustion.
In a modified serial computer, the memory management system should, given a list of future memory requests, enable them to be prefetched (i.
Optional serial computer data interface, which allows communication with computers for data collection.
I turn now to Lyngzeidetson's claim that the Connection Machine architecture has features which enable it to carry out computations which are beyond the scope of any serial computer.
At the Naval Ocean Systems Center (NOSC) in San Diego, a Sandia National Labs "hyper-cube" computer was used in sonar processing tests in which algorithms were processed 1,000 times faster than a serial computer.
R&D and test engineers who validate and test compliance of high-speed serial computer and video bus and communication devices up to 12.
An RS232 serial computer output allows the units to be connected to a PC for monitoring and storing results.
Your brain can recognize a dollar bill in a split second, a task that takes a serial computer a fairly long time," says Sailor, because it processes information in parallel.
both Amdahl and the Sandia group are measuring computer performance on the basis of a single program running on either a serial computer or a multicomputer.
5 UI; -- Emulating inter-symbol interference (ISI) (option J20); -- Testing robustness against differential-mode or single-mode noise (option J20); -- Injecting commonly used spread spectrum clocks (SSC); -- Simplifying instrument setup for serial computer bus devices, which require: -- complex training sequences can be setup easily with the pattern sequencer and 32 MB pattern memory; -- all types of clock- and data rate ratios can be generated with the sub rate clock outputs; -- Covering all popular data rates between 150 Mb/s and 7 Gb/s (option G07) or to 12.