central processor

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Noun1.central processor - (computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processingcentral processor - (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"
CPU board, mother board - the main circuit board for a computer
electronic equipment - equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)
computer hardware, hardware - (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
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SUGAR LAND, Texas -- NEON Enterprise Software's disruptive new mainframe product called zPrime, which shifts massive amounts of core mainframe processing workloads from IBM System z central processors to cheaper-to-use System z specialty processors, is consistently proving itself among major corporations as a viable means to reduce the high cost of mainframe use.
Child Protective Services uses about 100 PCs, which are tied to an IBM central processor.
The chemicals instantly respond by emitting characteristic fluorescent flashes, which the cable transmits back to a central processor.
AMD64 with Direct Connect Architecture helps eliminate the bottlenecks inherent in a front-side bus by directly connecting the processors, the memory controller and the I/O to the central processor unit, improving overall system performance and efficiency.
Mainframes are so reliable that one recently was found carrying out 4,000 transactions per second, despite a stake driven through its central processor.
But Bob Grim, AMD's director of client marketing, said that some PC makers are putting the processors in nettops, which are the size of hardcover books, and all-in-one PCs, which incorporate a central processor, a motherboard and a monitor in one box with a mouse and keyboard attached.
TI's data capture, compression and decompression technology allows our data storage device to run with significantly lower central processor utilization.
Now, to ensure stability and consistent interoperability between devices, Crestron is embedding its control intelligence in popular hardware and home electronics, eliminating the central processor and the need for hardwiring back to the headend.
The scope of the public contract is as follows:- Hardware: Central Processor (CPS), double system including a monitor for TWR 1 receiver (Rx) for sand habitats in south-NEO version without antenna and lead, 1 receiver (Rx) for habitat BUKOP-west in the design clams, complete assembly,- Software: One set of software version 3.
The number of terminals that can be attached to the central processor is limited and performance declines as the number of users increases.
Another proposed application involves using the network to transfer crime analysis data to a central processor that would engage an intelligent crime analysis system.
That information is logged into a mainframe computer or central processor, and the service and bill is time-stamped for the designated medical services as proof that the receptionist verified that the patient was the cardholder of record.

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