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."
* 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. This claim is, in principle, independent of the suggestion that the Connection Machine might formalize its own metalanguage and hence prove its own Godel sentence.
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. The Navy is also evaluating a massively parallel machine for developing and running a surface warfare training program that would simulate an entire battle group scenario, including radar and IFF emissions, jamming conditions, weapons deployment and early warning of attack.
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.
Modifications in hardware configuration range from relatively modest suggestions with respect to current serial computers to move toward our grand goal to the much more ambitious suggestion of eventually developing a full-fledged parallel computer to move toward the long-term challenge.
It is supplement to the serial Computers in Libraries (previously called Small Computers in Libraries).
His group will use the Mark IIIe Hypercube concurrent computer, whose architecture far more than does that of conventional serial computers.

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