A kind of parallel processor where the parallel processors have no I/O except via a bus or other connection to a front-end processor which handles all I/O to disks, terminals and network.
In some antiquated IBM mainframes, a second CPU was provided that could not access I/O devices, known as the slave or attached processor, while the CPU having access to all devices was known as the master processor.
- Computing devices canada ltd.
company Canada’s largest defence electronics company. It has extensive hardware and software developmental capabilities. Its list of achievements includes: direct and indirect fire control systems, vehicle electronics, reconnaissance vehicle surveillance systems, computerised laser sight for anti-tank weapons, tactical communication systems, headquarters information distribution system, tactical voice and distribution systems, acoustic signal processing, ASW mission systems, […]
- Computing dictionary
Free On-line Dictionary of Computing
/kom’pyoo-tron”/ 1. A notional unit of computing power combining instruction speed and storage capacity, dimensioned roughly in instructions-per-second times megabytes-of-main-store times megabytes-of-mass-storage. “That machine can’t run GNU Emacs, it doesn’t have enough computrons!” This usage is usually found in metaphors that treat computing power as a fungible commodity good, like a crop yield or diesel […]
- Compuware corporation
company A software and service company with over 11,000 employees worldwide, including more than 7,000 in its professional services organisation. Since 1973, Compuware has focused on optimising business software development, testing, and operation. With revenues of more than $1.6 billion in 1999, Compuware is a world leader in client-server development. (http://compuware.com/). Telephone: +1 (800) 521 […]