central processing unit


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n central processing unit (computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing "the CPU and the memory form the central part of a computer to which the peripherals are attached"
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In news:

In order to preserve the MOS Technology 6502 central processing unit, the team at Visual 6502 had to reverse engineer the chip.
HP Labs, HP's central research arm, said it has made advancements that could allow future computers to perform logic on the chip that stores the data, rather than on a central processing unit.
Deployed just two weeks ago, Titan is the fastest, most powerful, and most energy-efficient of a new generation of supercomputers that breach the bounds of "central processing unit" computing.

In science:

An essential distinction of the GPU architecture from the Central Processing Unit (CPU) architecture causes new difficulties as well as new optimization capabilities.
Pseudo-random number generators for Monte Carlo simulations on Graphics Processing Units
While implementation of the algorithm on the central processing unit such discarding is “virtual”, because lag table fits in processor cache very well, as a rule.
Pseudo-random number generators for Monte Carlo simulations on Graphics Processing Units
Lately, however, the increase in computing power has been achieved by the use of multi core CPUs (Central Processing Units) while raw clock frequencies have evolved at a slower pace.
Using graphics processing units to generate random numbers
The central idea is to view the Wasserstein distance d1 (µM , µ) from the empirical spectral measure of a random matrix M to a deterministic reference measure µ as the supremum of a stochastic process indexed by the unit ball of the (infinite-dimensional) space Lip(C) of real-valued Lipschitz functions on C.
Concentration and convergence rates for spectral measures of random matrices
The main parts of RTPIS are vehicle units in buses, station units at bus stops and a central data processing server.
Implementation of a Real Time Passenger Information System