bit-slice

adjective

Definition of bit-slice

of a computer processor
: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.Science15 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. DvorakPC Magazine18 Jan. 2005

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First Known Use of bit-slice

1977


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