Processor

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Processor may refer to:

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In computing it is commonly used to refer to any hardware that is used for information processing. (note: not limited to hardware)

  • Coprocessor, in computer engineering discipline it generally refer to any hardware processing unit that doesn't handle the system management of a computer. In hardware design it is commonly referred as a general-purpose processing units as opposed to the computer science (computer programming) definition which refers to any unit whether physical or virtual.
  1. Digital signal processor (DSP), a specialized microprocessor designed specifically for digital signal processing
  2. Back end processor
  3. Front end processor, a helper processor for communication between a host computer and other devices

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