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CPU

 
central processing unit (on a computer).

cpu, CPU

abbreviation for central processing unit.

CPU

Abbreviation for:
caudate putamen
central processing unit (!) (Medspeak-UK)
chest pain unit
contracts and purchasing unit (Medspeak-UK)

CPU

Central processing unit Computers The hardware that comprises the 'thinking' part of a computer; the simple-minded often equate the CPU to all the electronic circuitry in the box containing the hard and floppy drives. See Computer.
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In the 2003-2004 period, CPU manufacturers saw performance improvements significantly below that forecast by Moore's Law, as the move from 130nm to 90nm proved more difficult than anticipated.
014 sec CPU utilization of central server: 99% Operating system central server: Solaris 8 RDBMS: Oracle 9i R/3 Release: 4.
Install the CPU and RAM from the old motherboard onto the new motherboard.
Servers able to auto-adjust to continuously changing CPU and memory needs will become as widely accepted as the current "cascading servers" methodology.
Today we can buy a server with one or more 3GHz CPUs, and a number of disk drives that still get about a 5ms access time.
Channel Adapters (CAs)--devices that terminate a link; execute transport-level functions to CPU nodes and I/O nodes.
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