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CPU (Central Processing Unit)

the brain of a COMPUTER which stores and processes data.
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Given the 40,000 logic blocks inside an FPGA, this yields a peak processing capability of 2 trillion tasks per second--more than 600 times as many as today's fastest CPUs are capable of achieving (as of this writing, Intel's fastest microprocessor rated 3.
The benchmark measures the performance of CPUs, caches, memory
The motherboard is the main printed circuit board in a PC that contains the bus, CPU and controller chips for other devices such as the video display and CD-ROM drive.
6 GB/s of aggregate CPU to CPU, CPU to I/O bandwidth in a highly efficient point-to-point, daisy-chain topology that replaces complex multi-level, multi-line buses and extends from chip-to-chip to chassis-to-chassis applications.
Wait cycles increased because the CPUs and/or memory were functioning constantly beyond an 80% utilization threshold.
The speed at which a computer runs graphic-intensive applications also depends on its local bus speed--the rate that the CPU communicates with the hard drive.
ARC's patented configurable CPU technology assists customers in the development of next generation digital media, consumer and communications devices, resulting in lower cost, higher performance SoC products.
While it's true that CPUs have always been faster than disks, this performance gap has dramatically widened in the past couple of years.
Over the course of the last decade I watched with great interest as the CPU core based technology has grown in prominence," said Tony Massimini, Chief of Technology at Semico Research Corp.
The speed of the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) bus, the 'gateway' between external communications (the Internet) and the CPU, has not increased in tandem with CPU speed and Internet traffic, creating a bottleneck.
ELSTREE, England -- ARC International (LSE:ARK), the world leader in configurable CPU/DSP processor cores and application subsystems, today announced that Siport has taken a license for multiple ARC(TM) 32-bit configurable CPU and DSP cores.
And third, they offer a promising design for low-power, small-foot print devices which today cannot support the overhead associated with Intel CPUs.