Definition of coprocessor
: an extra processor in a computer that is designed to perform specialized tasks (such as mathematical calculations)
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Coprocessors are gaining ground in the Top500, with 71 systems using Nvidia GPUs, 14 using Xeon Phi, and three using both.
For example, a security or networking coprocessor can be tacked onto the core design.
The schematic is for a NAND flash component, and mentions a ‘PN65V’ model number chip, an NFC chip made by NXP Corp (a company that makes NFC chips for other smartphone manufacturers as well as the iPhone 5s’ motion coprocessor).
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