(Or “vector processor”) A computer, or extension to its arithmetic unit, that is capable of performing simultaneous computations on elements of an array or table of data in some number of dimensions.
The IBM AltiVec (the “Velocity Engine” used in the Apple G4 computers) is a vector processor.
Common uses for array processors include analysis of fluid dynamics and rotation of 3d objects, as well as data retrieval, in which elements of a database are scanned simultaneously. Array processors are very rare now (1998).
Array presentation (http://cs.njit.edu/leon/105/c5/index.htm).
- Array processor assembly language
array processor assembly language language (APAL) The assembly language for the DAP parallel computer. (1994-11-28)
- Array theory
array theory theory A theory developed by Trenchard More Jr. and used as the basis for the NIAL language. Papers are available from the IBM Cambridge Scientific Center, Cambridge MA. (1995-01-25)
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