(PRAM) An idealised parallel processor consisting of P processors, unbounded shared memory, and a common clock. Each processor is a random-access machine (RAM) consisting of R registers, a program counter, and a read-only signature register. Each RAM has an identical program, but the RAMs can branch to different parts of the program. The RAMs execute the program synchronously one instruction in one clock cycle.
See also pm2.
- Parallel reduction
A form of applicative order reduction in which all redexes in an expression are reduced simultaneously. Variants include parallel outermost reduction and lenient reduction. See normal order reduction.
- Parallel resonance
noun 1. the resonance that results when circuit elements are connected with their inductance and capacitance in parallel, so that the impedance of the combination rises to a maximum at the resonant frequency Compare series resonance
plural noun 1. a pair of straightedges connected by two pivoted crosspieces of equal length so as to be parallel at all times, used for various navigational purposes, especially for transferring the bearing of a plotted course to a compass rose.
[par-uh-lel, -luh l] /ˈpær əˌlɛl, -ləl/ adjective 1. extending in the same direction, equidistant at all points, and never converging or diverging: parallel rows of trees. 2. having the same direction, course, nature, or tendency; corresponding; similar; analogous: Canada and the U.S. have many parallel economic interests. 3. Geometry. 4. Electricity. consisting of or having […]