massively parallel


: of, relating to, or being a computer system that uses a large number of separate processors simultaneously to increase power and speed

Examples of massively parallel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unlike computers, our brains are massively parallel in their organization, concurrently running many millions of separate processes. Parashkev Nachev, Discover Magazine, 20 Nov. 2016 That’s the massively parallel supercomputers, which dominated until recently. Eric Betz, Discover Magazine, 19 Mar. 2019 GPUs perform massively parallel processing tasks, but there is memory access latency, and ML is already pushing the limits of external memory bandwidth. Patrick Moorhead, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2022 Combining this storage model with massively parallel processing (MPP) can supercharge AI and analytics capabilities by enabling DevOps teams to query data simultaneously without needing to create an index or use a schema. Bernd Greifeneder, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2022 The massively parallel calculations possible with this approach are a perfect match for the enormous matrix calculations required to train or execute a DNN. Karl Freund, Forbes, 23 Sep. 2021 It was inspired by the massively parallel architecture of brains. Gabriel A. Silva, Forbes, 29 Sep. 2021 Amazon EFS is designed for massively parallel access, handling thousands of simultaneous connections to a single file system. Steve McDowell, Forbes, 11 Mar. 2021 Beyond the compiling software, rendering is a massively parallel operation, the kind of thing that GPUs excel at. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, 23 Nov. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of massively parallel was in 1977

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“Massively parallel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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