massively parallel


Definition of massively parallel

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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 By the late 1990s, customers needing huge amounts of computer power generally had embraced an approach known as massively parallel processing, which involves bundling thousands of mass-market microprocessors of the sort used in desktop computers. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of massively parallel

1977, in the meaning defined above

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15 Oct 2021

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“Massively parallel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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