serial processing

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Noun1.serial processing - sequential processing by two or more processing units
data processing - (computer science) a series of operations on data by a computer in order to retrieve or transform or classify information
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Serial processing of steps that could be performed automatically in parallel (for example, scan registration), unnecessary data conversions, jumping between many programs and platforms, manual evaluations instead of automatic processes, days and weeks of useless work can be avoided by smooth, seamless workflows and the correct interaction of hardware and software.
However, a CPU includes of a few cores optimized for serial processing while a GPU provides thousands of smaller, more efficient cores designed for handling multiple tasks at the same time.
This entails identification of the portions of computation that are suitable for parallel processing, pushing partial workload processing right to the input manager of the data loading pipeline and hooking up the results of concurrent partial processing to serial processing [30].
The GSPN model of a serial processing system composed by n machines [M.sub.i] (1 [less than or equal to] i [less than or equal to] n) is shown in Fig.
Brown points to the machining centers to make the point about the SmartCell that they've developed at Comau, which is readily analogous to the transfer line, or a serial processing approach, and the machining center system, or a parallel processing approach.
The findings suggest that AP patients become incapable of processing different elements of the face in parallel and instead "apply a locally restricted, serial processing style, which is particularly inefficient for certain types of information." Knowing which information to look for makes this strategy relatively more efficient.
A serial processing system can be viewed as a kind of crude proxy for aspects of the U.S.
One of the obvious advantages of using ANNs is that, unlike traditional computers (serial processing), ANNs process information in parallel fashion across a large number of processing units (Dennis, 2004).
Most computers use "serial processing," breaking down a large computational problem into a series of small steps -- like additions, multiplications or subtractions -- and tackling each sequentially.