ALERT

[FREE DEMO] Deploy Your Enterprise Cloud in Minutes

Vector Processor

Definition - What does Vector Processor mean?

A vector processor is a central processing unit that can work on an entire vector in one instruction. The instruction to the processor is in the form of one complete vector instead of its element. Vector processors are used because they reduce the draw and interpret bandwidth owing to the fact that fewer instructions must be fetched.

A vector processor is also known as an array processor.

Techopedia explains Vector Processor

Vector processors are the technology used in modern computers and central processing units because many performance optimization methodologies are applied in them. To reduce store and load latency, memory banks are utilized and in case of large multimedia applications, data parallelism is being applied. Vector instruction sets are designed over an innovative architecture which saves memory and time for a machine. The high on-chip memory microchips used for vector processing are expensive, so the design cost of such processors is usually very high.

Techopedia Deals

Connect with us

Techopedia on Linkedin
Techopedia on Linkedin
Tweat cdn.techopedia.com
"Techopedia" on Twitter


'@Techopedia'
Sign up for Techopedia's Free Newsletter!

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

Resources
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems:
Learn the benefits and limitations of the 3 generations of IT infrastructure – siloed, converged and hyperconverged – and discover how the 4th...
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization:
Businesses today aspire to achieve a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) to enhance business agility and reduce operational complexity. However, the...
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.