bit–slice

adjective

Definition of bit–slice

of a computer processor

  1. :  composed of a number of smaller processors that each handle a portion of a task concurrently With conventional microprocessor technology, a single-chip processor cannot attain this speed, so a bit-slice processor was developed that consists of four individual processors connected in parallel. — James C. Miller et al., Science, 15 Oct. 1982 No offense to all the people working on this technology, but it sounds a lot like initiatives we've already seen in computing, with emulation of chips and universal operating systems and bit-slice computers and whatever. — John C. Dvorak, PC Magazine, 18 Jan. 2005

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1977

First Known Use of bit–slice

1977


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