processor


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

processor

an electronic device within a COMPUTER which is capable of interpreting and executing instructions.
References in periodicals archive ?
Samsung's 2017 flagship, the Galaxy S8 smartphone runs on a 10nm FinFET technology based Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. Compared to other existing processors, which have 14nm processor architecture, this offers better performance efficiency - it can support heavy performance based tasks such as high-end games as well as provide a better battery life.
* Built-in AAA security features enable users to leverage all of the functionality available from the service processor without any compromise to security.
Even if everything works as is hoped, the theoretical performance of DDR3 memory pales when compared to the performance increases of 4-way, 8-way and many-way processor chips.
HP announced this summer two dual-socket workstations based on the Intel Xeon processors. The high-end of the two, the xw8400, unlike the xw6400, can support up to two Xeon 5000 processor (from 3.0 GHz to 3.73 GHz, 2-MB on-chip [L2] cache per processor core) or up to two Xeon 5100 processors (from 1.60 GHz to 3.00 GHz, 4 MB shared L2 cache per processor).
The new line of energy efficient processors will reportedly complement AMD's Cool'n'Quiet technology, which improves a computer's energy efficiency by allowing a system to match processor utilization to the performance actually required, and advance system energy efficiency.
The retail electronics recycling processor relies upon its ability to provide prompt, reliable and efficient pick-up service to businesses, institutions and government offices and typically also provides collection services for municipal events.
EZchip Technologies is a fabless semiconductor company that provides highly integrated 10-Gigabit and 5-Gigabit network processors. EZchip's network processors integrate many functions normally found in separate chips into a single device.
Scalable SGI Altix systems are available in server configurations of 4 to 512 processors per node, and extended into cluster configurations using industry standard interconnects.
A microprocessor would have been interrupted numerous times and had to switch contexts in order to complete this transaction, whereas the RAID Storage Processor would redirect the algorithms into hardware, thereby minimizing the impact on normal operations.
Each processor runs a link-cell program corresponding to a particular domain of the simulation box.
However, the virtual processors must share common execution resources on the single physical processor, so performance gains are less than 100%; more of the order of up to 30%.