massively parallel

adjective

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

Examples of massively parallel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beyond the compiling software, rendering is a massively parallel operation, the kind of thing that GPUs excel at. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Mac mini review—a testament to Apple’s stubbornness," 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, "Burton Smith Lost a Supercomputing Race but Won Respect and Influence," 13 Apr. 2018

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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“Massively parallel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/massively%20parallel. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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