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vector processor

vector processor

A CPU that performs computations on more than one number or set of data simultaneously. A vector processor is known as a "single instruction stream multiple data stream" (SIMD) CPU. Contrast with scalar processor. See GPU, vector and pipeline processing.
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NCSA's goal was to bring down the cost of shared memory computing by moving from specialized vector processors to RISC microprocessor SMP, then bring the benefits of highly parallel programming to a shared memory environment on DSM systems.
NEC has already begun development of its next vector supercomputer, focusing on that of a single-chip vector processor whose performance per CPU exceeds 100GFLOPS.
Each of those SMP nodes can be equipped with 300MHz multi-streaming vector processors that can deliver 4.8 GFLOPS of computing power as well as regular 300MHz processors with 1.2 GFLOPS of power.
NEC has pioneered exceptional vector speeds, retaining the title of the world's fastest vector processor. The NEC vector processor uses 16 parallel pipelines and performs operations at a 6.4Gflop rate.
Multivector processor supercomputers: Use vector processors to move more data (a vector) in one instruction, overlap instructions, and join operations of several instructions together in a single pipeline (chaining).
A powerful vector processor would generate event data and a large number of parallel processors would analyze it.
The SX-3 vector processor is equipped with one or more functional unit sets, each of which contains two add/shift pipelines and two multiply/logical pipelines.
SV1 is the upgrade route for users of three of SGI's four Cray vector processor lines; the J90, and older YMP and C90 generations.
Vector processor performance normally increases as vector length increases except for vector lengths slightly larger than the length of the vector registers.
His current research interests include programming languages for multiprocessor, distributed, and array and vector processor configurations; design and analysis of parallel algorithms.
EeA[cedilla]Programmable 128-bit VLIW Vector Processors: Run multiple imaging and vision application pipelines simultaneously with the flexibility of 16 vector processors optimized for computer vision workloads.
The Xeon Phi has Atom CPUs and vector processors to carry out complex calculations.

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