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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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This low rate is because parallelism grew only slightly from two to eight processors, and the growth in peak speed of vector processors was fairly slow.
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.
Initial customers for the SV1 include the US Department of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), which will buy a 64 MSP vector processor unit to sit alongside the 692 processor Cray T3E parallel supercomputer it has for research.
New-generation, traditional or "true" multiple vector processor supercomputers have been delivered by Cray and NEC that provide one-fourth to one-eighth the peak power of the smCs to be delivered in 1992.
A powerful vector processor would generate event data and a large number of parallel processors would analyze it.
Thus, the SX-3, can be configured with up to four independent CPUs, and the VP2600 machines can be configured with various combinations of scalar and vector processors, up to a model containing two scalar and four vector units [8].
The PNX6910's software programmable vector processor enables multi-mode capability and supports the entire GSM family of standards, including LTE TDD for China, which paves the way for truly global roaming.
The phone is based on the T3G7210 system solution featuring the industry's first soft modem empowered by NXP's Embedded Vector Processor (EVP) to achieve high data transfer and multi-mode capability.
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.
His current research interests include programming languages for multiprocessor, distributed, and array and vector processor configurations; design and analysis of parallel algorithms.
NXP's Embedded Vector Processor (EVP) enables mobile devices to support multi-mode and multi-standard platforms, whilst also capable to cope for emerging telecom standards.
This has resulted in the development of the world's fastest single-chip vector processor with a computing performance of 102.

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