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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.

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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Butler Group Opinion:- NT is a technology that boosts multi-tasking performance on Windows servers running on Intel processors. Whilst multi-tasking achieved by software alone has been a feature of Windows since version 3.1, the HT hard ware support provides significant enhancements.
"We use an ultraminimalist architecture for the processor design," says IBM's Monty M.
"Advances in Intel(R) processor technology continue to drive new levels of performance, resulting in rapid expansion of the workstation and server market segments," said Anand Chandrasekher, general manager, Intel's Workstation Product Division.
I selected the TI, an IBM compatible system of sorts, in that it used an Intel 8088 processor, but with a proprietary graphics card from TI to give it better resolution than the CGA graphics of the IBM PC could produce.
So any examination of trends in technology must begin with a discussion of what's happening in computer "metallurgy." I'd like to discuss three areas: parallelism, the impact of processor design, and--the driving force behind it all--level of integration.
With the combination of three ARM926EJ-S CPU cores and NEC Electronics' digital signal processor, the single-chip MP211 processor offers high-performance parallel processing capabilities optimized for applications such as mobile phones that are sensitive to power consumption requirements.
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However, he adds that LaBounty does not recommend its universal processors to C&D recyclers because the tool rotates, which is not necessary in pure recycling environments.
Users who crave the absolute best performance on 3D games and extreme applications can experience realistic physics and lighting, as well as gripping artificial intelligence and sound, with the single-core AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 processor," said Bob Brewer, corporate vice president, Desktop Business, Microprocessor Solutions Sector (MSS), AMD.
"You have the challenge of bringing all the [software] to 64 bit to run on the new processors. That's an ecosystem that takes time to develop."
Pricing starts at USD562 for the Mobile Intel Pentium 4 processor - M and USD149 or USD107 for the 2.40GHz and 1.26GHz Celeron processors respectively.
The three processors are the AMD Athlon XP processor 2100+ for desktop PCs, the AMD Athlon MP processor 2000+ for servers and workstations and the mobile AMD Athlon 4 processor 1600+ for notebook PCs.