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processor

an electronic device within a COMPUTER which is capable of interpreting and executing instructions.
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HT allows a single physical processor to he accessed as two virtual processors by executing two separate software threads (or instruction streams) simultaneously.
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Processors in today's computers typically carry several hundred built-in commands.
Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, Calif., has introduced the fastest speed version of its Pentium(R) II Xeon(TM) processor at 450 MHz, designed for use in dual-processor (two-way)
It was Windows that fueled my insatiable thirst for faster processors, larger hard disk drives and more RAM memory in lighter, more portable cases.
The processors communicate by sending messages to each other over the interconnect.
Supporting a 50,000-word rich vocabulary, this software realizes automatic speech-to-speech interpretation of travel conversation through the development of a new parallel speech recognition method (note 2*) for single-chip processors with several CPU cores, and a compact, lexical-rule-based, machine translation engine that unites dictionaries with grammar (note 3*) that is operable on small devices.
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As PC gaming continues to escalate, the award-winning AMD Athlon 64 FX family of processors consistently outperforms the competition, performing up to 20 percent faster than competitive products on 3D games.
Specialized "storage processors" are the logical solution for the data path portion of networked storage designs.
A DIFFERENT SOFT OF 64-Bitness Hewlett-Packard (HP; Fort Collins, CO) is covering all bases by providing workstations running on 32-bit Intel Xeon and Pentium 4 processors, 64-bit Intel Itanium 2, and HP's own 64-bit PA-RISC processors.