<processor> (Or "vector processor") A computer, or extension to its
arithmetic unit, that is capable of performing simultaneous computations on
elements of an array or table of data in some number of dimensions.
The IBM AltiVec (the "Velocity Engine" used in the Apple G4 computers) is a
Common uses for array processors include analysis of fluid dynamics and rotation
of 3d objects, as well as data retrieval, in which elements of a database are
scanned simultaneously. Array processors are very rare now (1998).
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