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central processing unit (cpu, CPU)

the component of a computer that controls the encoding and execution of instructions, consisting mainly of an arithmetic unit, which performs arithmetic functions, and an internal memory, which controls the sequencing of operations. Also called processor.

central processing unit (CPU),

n the primary processor of a computer, containing the internal memory unit (memory), arithmetic logic unit (ALU), and input/output control unit (I/O control).
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A year later, Spectrum's Senior Editor Richard Comerford's view of workstations had evolved into two groups - those which aggressively push the performance of the central processor unit (CPU) with enhanced clock rates and reduced-instruction-set computing, and those which use a great number of independent or parallel processors to get the [TABULAR DATA OMITTED] most out of every tick of the clock.
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