parallel processing


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parallel processing

the use of multiple processors for the simultaneous execution of steps of a computer program that would normally run sequentially, done in order to shorten the time necessary to run the program.
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AFDS will gather developers, academics and innovators to learn more about heterogeneous computing, APU technology, parallel processing and developer programmes like the AMD Fusion Fund.
One of the scientists' next projects is to see if other types of problems yield to their parallel processing approach as well.
Informix Software is the leading supplier of high-performance, parallel processing database technology for open systems.
While parallel processing has been around for years, many scientists have been frustrated in their efforts to use it.
NetLogic Microsystems' NL71024 knowledge-based processor offers the industry's most superior parallel processing capabilities through an advanced superscalar architecture with deep pipelining and advanced power management that allows the processor to handle multiple tasks at 40 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) line rates while maintaining the lowest system power.
The acquisition supports Cray Research's pursuit of the growing commercial market for parallel processing computer systems, according to company officials.
Ambric's patented innovations, plus the advisory board's experience, have enabled us to create a practical programming model and the breakthrough silicon architecture that avoid the past pitfalls of parallel processing.
The CRAY-3/SSS will be a hybrid high performance system that will offer vector parallel processing, scalable parallel processing and the combination of both.
Parallel processing enables multiple decisions to be made simultaneously for QoS, access control for security and voice/video packet forwarding, all of which significantly improves the performance of advanced Internet applications such as Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), video on demand (VoD) and audio video file sharing and downloading.
The CF90 Programming Environment differs from other Fortran 90 compiler products for parallel vector supercomputers and massively parallel processing (MPP) systems: it is a full, native product, not just a translator; its integrated optimization capabilities perform automatic parallel processing analysis, eliminating the need for pre-processors; and it includes a comprehensive set of advanced programming tools and scientific libraries.
Rogue Wave Hydra is designed to facilitate the distribution of business processes within an application, enabling professional developers to address major service-oriented and parallel processing development challenges, while capitalizing on existing software assets.

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