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pro·ces·sor

(prō'ses-sŏr),
A device that converts one form of energy into another form of energy or one form of material into another form of material.

processor

pro·ces·sor

(pros'es-sŏr)
A device that converts one form of energy into another form of energy or one form of material into another form of material.

processor

(pros'es-or)
1. In radiology, a machine that helps to convert the latent image to a visible image. In digital radiology, it consists of a unit designed to convert a latent image into a visible image by computerized measurements from image detection equipment. In conventional radiology, it consists of a transporter, electrical system, temperature control, circulation system, and dryer.
3. That portion of a computer's central processing unit that analyzes and prepares information for display.
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While the fast reaction of the supply chain will help avoid significant inventories, demand remains so weak that IDC expects sequential processor unit shipment to decline in both 1Q09 and 2Q09.
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From graphic processor units (GPUs) to Cell to multi-core central processing units (CPUs), PeakStream enables developers to exponentially increase application performance and decrease time to solution.
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Available immediately, the PeakStream Platform makes it possible to easily program new high performance processors such as multi-core CPUs, graphics processor units (GPUs) and Cell processors, converting them into radically powerful computing engines for exponentially increased application performance and decreased time-to-solution at reduced cost.
The IDT 75K62134 NSE was the industry's first device with a glue-less integrated Network Processor Forum (NPF) Look-Aside (LA-1) interface to industry-leading network processor units (NPUs) and is targeted at a wide range of applications in the metro, enterprise and access markets.